Brief report description
The conditions created in the USA for the development of the cellular mobile communications market (SPS) allowed this market to become one of the largest in the world, as well as leading in the introduction of advanced SPS technologies: earlier - the first (1G) and second generations (2G) of the ATP, and now - the third (3G) and fourth generation (4G) ATP.
One of the key factors that played an important role in the establishment and development of the cellular communications market in the USA, creating (maintaining) a competitive environment in this market, and also contributing to (and contributing to) the fastest coverage of the entire country with modern cellular communications networks, is the liberal model Federal Communications Commission (FCC) activity of the US regulatory authority for the allocation of the radio frequency spectrum in the interests of the mobile market participants.
The present analytical study was carried out on the instructions of the Association of Regional Telecommunications Operators with the aim of analyzing and summarizing the best practices in regulating the use of the radio frequency spectrum in the United States in the mass cellular mobile communications bands.
The study analyzed the authorization procedures in the United States in the allocation of radio frequency spectrum in the ranges of mass cellular mobile communications based on auctions, studied the territorial division of the United States used in the licensing of frequencies to provide cellular mobile communications services, and also carried out a generalized analysis of all held and planned auctions for frequencies in the mass cellular communication bands (700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz) and in new bands intended for the introduction of promising technologies Mobile broadband (2300 MHz, 2500 MHz).
The study used official materials of the FCC Commission, which are published on its Internet portal (www.fcc.gov), as well as a number of other sources.
Detailed table of contents
1. Analysis of licensing procedures in the United States in the allocation and use of the radio frequency spectrum for cellular mobile communications
1.1. Government regulatory agencies for the use of the radio spectrum in the United States
1.2. Basic US legal documents regulating the distribution and use of the radio frequency spectrum in the mass cellular mobile communication bands
1.3. Overview of frequency bands used in the USA for cellular mobile communications. The principle of "technological neutrality"
1.4. Leading US Cellular Operators
1.5. Order of allocation (allocation) of frequencies in the United States, suitable for cellular mobile communications, through auctions
1.6. The procedure for the start of operation of the RES
2. Geographical division of the US territory for the purpose of conducting frequency auctions in the mass cellular mobile communication bands.
3. Overview of the results of US auctions in the mass mobile cellular bands
3.1. Review of auction results in the range of 700 MHz (698-806 MHz)
3.1.1. The division of the frequency range 700 MHz (698-806 MHz) into blocks of frequencies for conducting auctions, the generalized results of frequency auctions
3.1.2. Auction 44 (Lower 700 MHz band - lower part of the 700 MHz band)
3.1.3. Auction 49 (Lower 700 MHz band - lower part of the 700 MHz band)
3.1.4. Auction 60 (Lower 700 MHz band - lower part of the 700 MHz band)
3.1.5. Auction 73 (700 MHz band)
3.1.6. Auction 92 (700 MHz band) - announced
3.2. Overview of auction results in the range for advanced wireless services - AWS-1 (1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz)
3.2.1. AWS-1 frequency band division into frequency blocks for auctions, summarized frequency auction results
3.2.2. Auction 66 (AWS-1)
3.2.3. Auction 78 (only in part AWS-1)
3.3. Overview of the results of auctions in the range of broadband personal communications services - Broadband PCS (1850-1990 MHz)
3.3.1. The division of the frequency band Broadband PCS into blocks of frequencies for auctions, the generalized results of frequency auctions
3.3.2. Auction 4 (Broadband PCS A & B Block)
3.3.3. Auction 5 (Broadband PCS C Block)
3.3.4. Auction 10 (Broadband PCS C Block Reauction)
3.3.5. Auction 11 (Broadband PCS D, E, & F Block)
3.3.6. Auction 22 (C, E, F Block Broadband PCS)
3.3.7. Auction 35 (C & F Block Broadband PCS)
3.3.8. Auction 58 (Broadband PCS)
3.3.9. Auction 71 (Broadband PCS)
3.3.10. Auction 78 (part of Broadband PCS only)
3.4. Review of the results of auctions 12, 45, 77 in the range for cellular radiotelephone communications - Cellular (824-894 MHz)
3.4.1. The division of the frequency range of Cellular into blocks of frequencies for auctions. Licensed territory
3.4.2. Summary results of frequency auctions 12, 45 and 77 in the Cellular range
3.5. Overview of auction results in the range of BRS / EBS (2.5 GHz)
3.5.1. New frequency plan for the BRS / EBS range
3.5.2. Auction 86 (BRS)
3.6. Review of the results of auctions in the range for wireless services - WCS (2.3 GHz)
3.6.1. Frequency Bands WCS on BlFrequency Stores for Auctions 3.6.2. Auction 14 (WCS) 4. Prospects for the allocation of new frequencies in the United States for broadband mobile communications. Conclusion of the list of sources used. List of applications Annex 1. Table of contents of the document "Title 47 of the United States Code of Federal Regulation" / CFR 47) Appendix 2. Review of international methods of radio frequency distribution SpectrumList of Tables 1.1. Major regulatory milestones in the US in the field of commercial use of wireless technologies. Table 1.2. Frequency bands used (or suitable for use) in the USA for cellular mobile communications in accordance with Part 22, 24, 27 CFR 47 Table 1.3. The main US cellular operators according to data for 2010 Table 2.1. Education areas REAG and MEA. Table 2.2. Education areas EAG (Economic Area Grouping) Table 3.1. General information on the results of auctions in the United States on the allocation of frequencies in the 700 MHz band and on new auctions in this band. Table 3.2. Main winners of the Auction 44 Table 3.3. Main results and winners of the Auction 49 Table 3.4. Winners of the Auction 60 Table 3.5. Generalized information about the licenses offered at the Auction 73 Table 3.6. Top 10 winners of the auction 73 by the number of licenses won Table 3.7. TOP-10 winners of the Auction 73 by the total cost of the licenses won Table 3.8. Basic information about the licenses to be distributed at the Auction 92 Table 3.9. General information on the results of auctions 66 and 78 on the distribution of blocks of frequencies in the AWS-1 range Table 3.10. TOP-10 winners in the total price offer for licenses for frequencies in the AWS-1 range Table 3.11. TOP-10 winners by the number of licenses won for frequencies in the AWS-1 range Table 3.12. Top 5 winners by type of licensed territory. Table 3.13. AWS-1 frequency band blocks offered for auction 78 Table 3.14. Winners of Auction 78 in the AWS-1 range Table 3.15. Summarized information on auctions in the United States on the allocation of frequencies in the range of Broadband PCS Table 3.16. Ratings of the TOP-10 based on the results of the Auction 4 Table 3.17. Ratings of the TOP-10 based on the results of the Auction 5 Table 3.18. TOP-10 rating estimates based on the results of the Auction 10 Table 3.19 TOP-10 rating estimates based on the results of the Auction 11 Table 3.20. Ratings of the winners according to the results of the auction 22 Table 3.21. Ratings of winners according to the results of the Auction 35 Table 3.22. Ratings of winners according to the results of the Auction 58Table 3.23. Top 10 winners of the auction 71 Table 3.24. Auction 78 winners in the range of Broadband PCSTable 3.25. Summarized information on FCC auctions on the distribution of frequencies in the Cellular range Table 3.26. Winners of the Auction 45 Table 3.27. Description of frequency blocks (channels) for licensing in the BRS range. Table 3.28. Winners of Auction 86 Table 3.29. Auction winners 14 List of drawings Figure 2.1. Breakdown of the US territory into cellular market areas - CMAs (Cellular Market Areas), including 306 statistical districts of the metropolitan MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) and 428 rural service areas of the RSAs (Rural Service Areas). Figure 2.2. Breakdown of the US territory into 51 main shopping districts - MTAs (Major Trading Areas) Figure 2.3. Breakdown of the US territory into 493 basic shopping districts - BTAs (Basic Trading Areas) Figure 2.4. Breakdown of the US territory into 176 economic regions - EAs (Economic Areas) Figure 2.5. Breakdown of the United States into 52 main economic regions - MEAs (Major Economic Areas) Figure 2.6. Breakdown of the United States into 12 regional groups of economic regions - REAGs (Regional Economic Area Groups) Figure 3.1. Reassignment plan for the use of frequency bands in the 700 MHz range for commercial communication services (including mobile communication) Figure 3.2. Reassignment plan for the use of frequency bands from the lower part of the 700 MHz band for commercial communication services (including mobile communication) Figure 3.3. The division of the territory of the United States into groups of economic regions for the 700 MHz band (700 MHz band EAGs) Figure 3.4. Frequency plan for advanced wireless services - AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) Figure 3.5. AWS-1 frequency band blocks offered for Auction 66 Figure 3.6. Frequency Range Licensing FCC Plan for Broadband PSC Figure 3.7. The pattern of moving frequency blocks of the BRS / EBS range between services with BRS and EBS Figure 3.8. BRS / EBS frequency plan Figure 3.9. Division of the United States for licensing frequencies in the BRS (2.5 GHz) band Figure 3.10. WCS frequency bands (2.3 GHz band)