FCC Creates Opportunities In 5.9-GHz Band

Oct. 22, 2004
Private-sector deployment of Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) systems along roads and highways in the United States received a huge lift by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recent ruling to open the 5.9-GHz band ...

Private-sector deployment of Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) systems along roads and highways in the United States received a huge lift by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recent ruling to open the 5.9-GHz band to this application, according to market research firm ABI Research (Oyster Bay, NY). The firm's research report - Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) - notes that any organization can buy a nonexclusive license for a relative affordable feed that allows them to erect towers in defined geographic area potentially as large as an entire state. Prior to the FCC action, the assumption was that most of the DSRC infrastructure would be built by the federal Department of Transportation. But the new ruling allows businesses to erect towers and make use of the frequency band for their own purposes, provided that they have registered their transmission towers with the FCC and cleared priorities for interference with law-enforcement, public-safety, and other local authorities. The report also analyzes RFID and Wi-Fi for use in the vehicle, along with competing and supporting technologies for DSRC networks. ABI Research --> http://lists.planetee.com/cgi-bin3/DM/y/eA0JtlqC0Gth0BMRC0AD

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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