Wireless Industry News

Two-year-old startup Mimosa Networks wants the FCC to open up the 10.0-10.5 GHz band for lightly licensed broadband services that would share the spectrum with the band's current users--ham radio operators as well as federal and non-federal radiolocation services.

Amending Parts 2 and 90 of the commission's rules so wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) and others could use the 10 GHz band for line-of-sight, point-to-point or point-to-multipoint wireless backhaul would relieve congestion caused by backhaul in the unlicensed 5 GHz band, the company contends.

That, in turn, would free up and promote the more efficient use of the unlicensed 5 GHz band for non-line-of-sight services to "end-client, Wi-Fi customers," said Jaime Fink, Mimosa's chief product officer. "It's a good thing to maintain Wi-Fi spectrum for Wi-Fi, if we can," he added. Read the full article