Released: October 25, 2017
AGENDA FOR PUBLIC FORUM ON THE COEXISTENCE OF WIRELESS CARRIERS AND PUBLIC SAFETY ENTITIES IN NEARBY SEGMENTS OF THE 800 MHZ BAND TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 6, 2017
The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB), Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB), and Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) (collectively, the Bureaus) will host a public forum on improving the co-existence of Cellular Service (and other commercial wireless service) licensees and public safety licensees in the 800 MHz band. The forum will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC.
In its Cellular Reform Second Report and Order adopted March 23, 2017, the Commission revised the Cellular Service power and related technical rules to provide much more flexibility in deployment of advanced broadband services and promote spectral efficiency, while taking steps to protect public safety and other systems in the 800 MHz band from potential increased interference. Recognizing that stakeholder-led efforts on the part of Cellular licensees, public safety entities, and public safety equipment manufacturers are crucial to resolving concerns about unacceptable interference to public safety mobile and portable radios, the Commission directed the Bureaus to convene a forum to foster the conversation and further good-faith efforts among representatives of these stakeholders.