An FCC official said Wall Street Journal He hoped the organizer would raise the C-group auction for a vote in 2020 and start the auction by the end of that year.
However, satellite companies may not be very happy. Industry giants, such as Intelsat and SES, were reluctant to sell their own spectra, but asked for a special auction to share their money and claimed that the FCC was not allowed to use the spectrum without making payments. A public auction flies across it. The C-Band Alliance, a group representing satellite companies, pointed to a "long-lasting case" if the FCC pushed forward. Carriers are also of mixed views. AT&T, owner of DirecTV, called the C band "opportunity", but requested compensation and a "reasonable transition plan" to avoid interruptions. Verizon (Engadget's parent company and Pai's former employer) likewise sought uygun appropriate incentives and protections için to provide a fast process.
This is not the first time the FCC has begun to look for more 5G airwaves. Senators accused the FCC of ignoring evidence that would indicate possible probability of interference with weather forecasts, for example, if 5G in the 24 GHz band is allowed.
However, there is no doubt that the 5G in the US is facing problems as it is. AT&T and Verizon have to run their existing 5G in very high frequency ranges, making it difficult to find signals and making it very easy to lose them – in some cases it doesn't even cover full sports fields. C-band access would still be in a higher range than the LTE you are currently using, but could provide wider coverage and more capacity. There may be a question as to whether these frequencies are switched on.