5G is coming to the US, as soon as the end of this year depending on who you listen to. But in order for 5G to really work, it’s going to have to combine traditional low-band and mid-band cellular spectrum with high-band spectrum, which up until now hasn’t been widely used for wireless communications.
As with any time companies want to blast public airspace with electromagnetic radiation, the Federal Communications Commission needs to regulate things first. Most importantly, the FCC needs to sell licenses to particular bits of high-band spectrum so that wireless networks can start building out their networks. We’ve known that a spectrum auction is coming for quite a while, but we finally have a date: November 14th.
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The FCC’s 5G spectrum auction finally has a date