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§ 101.69 Transition of the 1850-1990 MHz, 2110-2150 MHz, and 2160-2200 MHz
bands from the fixed microwave services to personal communications services
and emerging technologies.
Fixed Microwave Services (FMS) in the 1850-1990 MHz, 2110-2150 MHz, and
2160-2200 MHz bands have been allocated for use by emerging technology
(ET) services, including Personal Communications Services (PCS),
Advanced Wireless Services (AWS), and Mobile Satellite Services (MSS).
The rules in this section provide for a transition period during which
ET licensees may relocate existing FMS licensees using these
frequencies to other media or other fixed channels, including those in
other microwave bands.
(a) ET licensees may negotiate with FMS licensees authorized to use
frequencies in the 1850-1990 MHz, 2110-2150 MHz, and 2160-2200 MHz
bands, for the purpose of agreeing to terms under which the FMS
(1) Relocate their operations to other fixed microwave bands or other
media; or alternatively
(2) Accept a sharing arrangement with the ET licensee that may result
in an otherwise impermissible level of interference to the FMS
(d) Relocation of FMS licensees in the 2110-2150 and 2160-2200 MHz band
will be subject to mandatory negotiations only. Except as provided in
paragraph (e) of this section, mandatory negotiation periods are
defined as follows:
(1) Non-public safety incumbents will have a two-year mandatory
negotiation period; and
(2) Public safety incumbents will have a three-year mandatory
(e) Relocation of FMS licensees by Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS)
licensees, including MSS licensees providing Ancillary Terrestrial
Component (ATC) service, will be subject to mandatory negotiations
only. Mandatory negotiation periods that are triggered in the first
instance by MSS/ATC licensees are defined as follows:
(1) The mandatory negotiation period for non-public safety incumbents
will end December 8, 2004.
(2) The mandatory negotiation period for public safety incumbents will
end December 8, 2005.
(f) AWS licensees operating in the 1910-1920 MHz and 2175-2180 MHz
bands will follow the requirements and procedures set forth in ET
Docket No. 00-258 and WT Docket No. 04-356.
(g) If no agreement is reached during the mandatory negotiation period,
an ET licensee may initiate involuntary relocation procedures. Under
involuntary relocation, the incumbent is required to relocate, provided
that the ET licensee meets the conditions of § 101.75.
[ 62 FR 12758 , Mar. 18, 1997, as amended at 65 FR 48182 , Aug. 7, 2000;
68 FR 3464 , Jan. 24, 2003; 68 FR 68253 , Dec. 8, 2003; 69 FR 62622 , Oct.
27, 2004; 71 FR 29842 , May 24, 2006]
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