ENG & DoD: Update on 2GHz Sharing

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Originally Aired - Monday, April 17   |   12:10 PM - 12:30 PM PT

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Broadcaster's spectrum is valuable. In the run-up to the AWS-3 auction, Congress, NAB, SBE, the Pentagon, NTIA, and the FCC reached a handshake agreement to share the band 2025–2110 MHz provided broadcasters and the military could reach agreement on the technical details. As a result, nearly $45 billion was raised from spectrum freed by military and other Federal users. In May 2022, DoD, NAB, and SBE reached a formal agreement (MOU) that allows routine military access to 2 GHz spectrum for terrestrial and airborne systems at multiple specific bases as well as coordinated access at other locations. Bench and field testing was conducted between military and ENG systems to determine compatibility parameters. Technical negotiations have set interference thresholds and coordination mechanisms. A web-based system for tracking coordination requests has been implemented. Testing and negotiations continue to resolve issues involving gaps in databases, other DoD systems, and to identify additional sharing opportunities.

This presentation will summarize the current state of ENG/Military sharing. 

Presented as part of:

RF Technology and Spectrum Issues


Robert Russell
Technical Broadcast Solutions, Inc.
Robert Weller
Vice President, Spectrum Policy
National Association of Broadcasters