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FCC Making New Strides in the Race to 5G

Sprinting forward in what has been dubbed the “global race to 5G,”[1] the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) this past month unanimously adopted a public notice seeking comment on the auction of 5,986 licenses in the 28 GHz and 24 GHz bands.[2]  The FCC plans to open bidding in the 28 GHz auction (Auction 101) on November 14, 2018, with the 24 GHz auction (Auction 102) scheduled to commence “subsequent to the close of bidding” in the 28 GHz auction.[3] 

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