Wireless Industry News » U.S. Cellular files for STA to conduct 3.5 GHz tests
U.S. Cellular submitted an application last week for a six-month special temporary authority (STA) to conduct experimental testing in the 3.5 GHz band in parts of Maine and North Carolina.
The testing will involve studying the radio propagation characteristics of frequencies in the proposed Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum to help determine the applicability of the spectrum to support various future wireless services, according to the application. U.S. Cellular wants to start the STA clock on June 26 and run through Dec. 26, 2017.
Specifically, the locations would be in suburban and rural areas in Penobscot and Somerset counties in Maine and in Buncombe and Henderson counties in North Carolina. Cities include Hendersonville and Candler in North Carolina and Charleston and Skowhegan in Maine. Read More