3.5 GHz Workshop

9:45 am – 3:30 pm EDT
FCC Headquarters, Commission Meeting Room

The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Office of Engineering and Technology hosted a workshop on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in the Commission Meeting Room at the FCC Headquarters Building in Washington, DC. In December 2012, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make 100 MHz of spectrum available for shared small cell use in the 3550-3650 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band). The workshop explored the concepts and proposals raised in the NPRM.

The goal of the workshop was to bring together top innovators and thinkers in the small cell, database management, and spectrum sharing fields to discuss technological developments. The workshop explored small technology in the context of the 3.5 GHz Band as well as database and dynamic spectrum sharing technologies that could be utilized to manage access to the Band.

To request information in accessible formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail to 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:

For additional information about the workshop contact: Paul Powell at (202) 418-1613 or by e-mail:


Panel #1: Small Cell Technology, Network Design, and the 3.5 GHz Band

Panel #2: The Spectrum Access System – Innovative Approaches to Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

Small Cell Technology Overview

  • Milind Buddhikot, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs

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