U.S. C-Band Alliance proposes to auction 9 20-MHz blocs; 3 can be cleared within 18 months

by Peter B. de Selding

LUXEMBOURG — The C-Band Alliance of satellite operators proposing to auction off 180 MHz of C-band spectrum to 5G terrestrial network operators in the United States proposed to auction the frequency in nine 20-MHz blocs that it said would optimize the participation of rural and urban bidders.

Three of the nine blocs could be released for 5G deployment within 18 months of an order by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the CBA said.

In a May 21 submission to the FCC . . .

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