The White House Announces 100 MHz of Additional Mid-Band for 5G from 3450 to 3550 MHz

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) and the White House announced that 100 MHz of contiguous mid-band spectrum in the 3450 – 3550 MHz (n78) band will be available for 5G use by the end of 2020.

US DoD worked closely with the Services, as part of America’s Mid-Band Initiative Team (AMBIT) and leveraged technical work performed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to devise a spectrum sharing framework that supports industry’s need for additional mid-band spectrum while protecting critical national security requirements.

With this additional 100 MHz, the U.S. now has a contiguous 530 MHz of mid-band spectrum from 3450-3980 MHz to enable higher capacity 5G networks. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will auction the spectrum after service rules are adopted.

The DoD is committed to working closely with industry after the FCC auction to ensure timely access to the band while protecting national security.

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