Friday, August 3, 2012

FCC Adopts Wireless Backhaul Rules

The FCC formally adopted new rules governing use of microwave frequencies for wireless backhaul. The action is aimed at speeding the rollout of 4G networks.

Specifically, the new rules permit fixed microwave operators to use smaller antennas in certain microwave bands, which can result in significant cost savings to operators. The Rural Microwave Flexibility Policy adopted today will provide increased opportunities for broadband deployment in rural areas, increasing coverage and reducing cost.

The FCC also updated existing microwave efficiency standards to reflect modern digital technologies. 03-Aug-12

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