TITLE

wait 'til next year

AUTHOR(S)
JACKSON, DONNY
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Urgent Communications;Dec2008, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article considers the problems facing public-safety agencies due to a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandate requiring licensees operating at 512 megahertz (MHz) and lower frequencies to shift from technologies that use 25 kilohertz (kHz) channels to 12.5 kHz channels by January 1, 2013. It cites that licensees should solidify their migration strategies to ensure sufficient time to secure resources. FCC has not established a timeframe for slicing the spectrum into 6.25 kilohertz-equivalent channels.
ACCESSION #
35782813

 

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