FCC-13-112 REPORT AND ORDER Adopted: August 9, 2013 Released: August 9, 2013 By the Commission: Acting Chairwoman Clyburn and Commissioners Rosenworcel and Pai issuing separate statements.
1. By this action, the Commission modifies Part 15 of its rules for intentional radiators operating on an unlicensed basis in the 57-64 GHz frequency range (60 GHz). As discussed in detail below, we are modifying our rules to: 1) allow higher emission limits for 60 GHz devices that operate outdoors with very high gain antennas to encourage broader deployment of point-to-point broadband systems; 2) specify the emission limit for all 60 GHz devices as an EIRP power level to promote repeatability of measurement data and provide uniformity and consistency in the rules; and 3) eliminate the requirement for certain 60 GHz devices to transmit identification information (transmitter ID).
The amended rules will allow longer communication distances for unlicensed 60 GHz point-to-point systems that operate outdoors and thereby extend the ability of such systems to provide broadband service, particularly to office buildings and other commercial facilities. We believe that the enhanced 60 GHz systems that will be allowed by these rule changes will help the Commission fulfill its objectives to bring broadband access to every American by providing additional competition in the broadband market, lowering costs for small business owners accessing broadband services, and supporting the deployment of 4th generation (4G) and other wireless services in densely populated areas.
Revision of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Operation in the 57-64 GHz Band
Released Date: 08/09/2013
Description: Modified Part 15 of its rules for intentional radiators operating on an unlicensed basis in the 57-64 GHz frequency range.
Editor: M. Danmole’