We now know more details of the FCC’s spectrum sharing plan. It will set aside 100 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band and establish priority tiers for federal and local government use. Carriers have to be content with the frequencies left over.
When the NTIA that carriers and government agencies share a huge block of airwaves, carriers and mobile industry groups applauded. But speaking to GigaOM, the trade group representing the major U.S. operators offered up a more sobering view on why sharing frequencies won’t work.