NOW IS THE TIME TO SUPERCHARGE 5G
America has an opportunity to unlock the power of the 12 GHz band for 5G, giving us an edge among global leaders in broadband, an edge for innovation and new technology, and an edge for consumers through more competition and choices.
THE FCC MUST ACT NOW
To unleash the power of 5G, the FCC must act now to modernize rules and open up the 12 GHz band, securing America’s global leadership to protect national security and economic interests.
The time is NOW to expand 5G and protect access to existing users with the 12 GHz band.
America is Trailing Market Leaders in Mid-Band Spectrum Availability
Unlocking the 500 MHz of spectrum in the 12 GHz band allows the U.S. to overtake China immediately and would propel the U.S. from 13th place to 2nd place among global leaders.
Now is the time to double the national availability of licensed mid-band spectrum, bringing the U.S. to a global leadership position in 5G competitiveness.
Access to more mid-band spectrum is key to 5G leadership
America has an opportunity to unlock the power of the 12 GHz band for 5G. The 500 MHz of licensed terrestrial mid-band spectrum in the 12 GHz band will catapult the United States back to its place as a global leader in telecommunications.
By The Numbers
mobile users will directly benefit
from adding 500 MHz of spectrum
U.S. ranks last among 13 major wireless markets in capacity
will be contributed to the U.S. GDP
through 5G deployment
We must work together to achieve our goals
In order to drive this technological revolution, a multilateral coalition of 5G leaders has joined together to work as swiftly as possible, across government agencies and between the public and private sectors, to ensure the U.S. does not fall behind on the 5G race because of outdated rules and regulations.
Expanding licensed mid-band spectrum promotes competition in mobile and satellite broadband
Modernizing outdated rules governing the 12 GHz band will accelerate 5G deployment throughout the country—improving how our children learn, how we access healthcare, and how small businesses operate.
MORE COMPETITION, LOWER COSTS FOR CONSUMERS
Deploying more 5G spectrum in the 12 GHz band bolsters competition and choices for the American public and businesses — giving hundreds of billions of dollars of consumer benefits to Americans.
A WIN-WIN DECISION FOR THE U.S.
The 5G for 12 GHz Coalition believes that any change in the rules of the band should protect existing authorized uses. That includes existing satellite television providers and other existing satellite services, such as the new broadband satellite services.
We can use the 12 GHz band more intensively for both broadband and to narrow the digital divide and for terrestrial 5G to improve connections for over 400 million consumers.
IT’S TIME TO UNLEASH 12 GHZ
And we must. Unleashing 12 GHz for 5G is the best way to maximize the precious, finite resource of licensed mid-band spectrum.
Opening up the 12 GHz band for 5G is a win-win that will benefit all consumers — from the 19 million Americans who lack access to high-speed internet to the 400 million Americans who rely on their connections daily.
Statement by the 5G for 12 GHz Coalition on FCC 3.45 GHz Auction, Need for Expanding 12 GHz Spectrum Band
Posted on November 17, 2021