Re-Banding 800MHz

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Re: Re-Banding 800MHz

Postby Brian » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:28 pm

Mexican Border Rebanding Update ... deal-0217/

Commentary - No Excuse for lack of 800 MHz Agreement with Mexico ... ment-0217/

U.S.-Mexico rebanding deal still months away
Feb 17, 2009 9:30 AM, By Donny Jackson

ORLANDO--More than four years after the initial 800 MHz rebanding schedule was unveiled to public-safety agencies, an international agreement that would allow public-safety agencies along the U.S.-Mexico border likely is at least four months away, an official for the 800 MHz Transition Administrator (TA) said yesterday.

During a session about rebanding during the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Winter Summit, TA representative Joe Boyer said a U.S.-Mexico agreement is not imminent, although addressing the matter is “perhaps the top priority” of the FCC’s public safety and homeland security bureau.

“If things go well, then we could see something out of the commission perhaps late second quarter or early third quarter, but there’s a lot that has to fall in place for that [to happen],” Boyer said.

More than 83% of the NPSPAC licensees in non-border regions have signed a final rebanding agreement with Sprint Nextel to execute spectrum reconfiguration in the 800 MHz band. A U.S.-Canada agreement means rebanding work along the Canadian border is expected to begin in earnest this spring and summer, but NPSPAC licensees along the U.S.-Mexico border need a deal between the two countries to commence 800 MHz rebanding work.

In the meantime, the estimated 200 licensees that will be affected by a U.S.-Mexico agreement should ensure that their FCC licenses are up to date, that the TA has the proper contact information and that any planning work not requiring knowledge of the eventual frequency plan is pursued, Boyer said.

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Re: Re-Banding 800MHz

Postby Brian » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:12 pm

They posted this approved meeting minutes from April on July 27th. ... inutes.pdf

800 MHz Rebanding - Mr. Root reported the reprogramming of RCS users continues;
approaching 40% of the user fleet, and we that reprogramming of large law enforcement
agencies will begin soon, which will rapidly increase the percentage completed. Mr. Root
anticipates being able to begin infrastructure reconfiguration in the fall of this year.

Negotiations with Sprint for frequency monitoring of our specific assigned new frequencies
for remaining incumbent Mexican usage have resulted in an executed agreement, and the
monitoring will take place over six weeks in the late May – June time frame.
The data gathered in this monitoring will provide a complete picture as to which frequencies and sites
can be retuned in our first infrastructure retuning phase.

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