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Workshop on Proposed 3.5 GHz Band Spectrum Access System Announced

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Released: September 30, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
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DA 13-2018

September 30, 2013

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU AND OFFICE OF

ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCE WORKSHOP ON THE

PROPOSED SPECTRUM ACCESS SYSTEM FOR THE 3.5 GHZ BAND

GN Docket No. 12-354

In December 2012, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
that proposed to make at least 100 megahertz of spectrum available for shared small cell use in the 3550-3650
MHz band (3.5 GHz Band).1 The NPRM proposed the creation of a dynamic Spectrum Access System (SAS) to
govern interactions between and among devices in the 3.5 GHz band. The FCC's Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau (WTB) and Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) will host a workshop on

Wednesday,
December 11, 2013

beginning at 9:00AM to further explore the technical requirements, architecture, and
operational parameters of the SAS.
In the coming weeks, WTB and OET intend to release a Public Notice outlining the scope of the workshop and
encouraging parties to develop detailed technical papers addressing specific technical issues related to the
operation of the SAS prior to the workshop.
WTB and OET will release a full agenda prior to the workshop.

Attendance

. This workshop is open to the public, and will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC
Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554 . All attendees are
advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to allow time to go through our
security process. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register by submitting their name and company affiliation via
email to Cecilia Sulhoff (Cecilia.Sulhoff@fcc.gov) in order to expedite the check-in process the day of the event.
Please use "3.5 GHz SAS Workshop" as the subject line in your email.

Accessibility Information.

To request information in accessible formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio
recording, and Braille), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the FCC's consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). This document can also be downloaded in Word and
Portable Document Format (PDF) at: http://www.fcc.gov.
Contact: Kamran Etemad, WTB, Kamran.Etemad@fcc.gov, (202) 418-2534 and Navid Golshahi, OET,
Navid.Golshahi@fcc.gov, (202) 418-2422.

1 See Amendment of the Commission's Rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz
Band, GN Docket No. 12-354, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order, 27 FCC Rcd 15594 (2012).

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