Changes between Version 176 and Version 177 of WiMAXInteg


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04/21/10 16:59:04 (11 years ago)
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hmussman@bbn.com
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    194194However, in almost all situations, there is a potential overlap with the ongoing national Clearwire/Sprint WiMAX rollout.  (See the list of current and planned deployments below.)  This is true for several reasons. [[BR]]
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    196 If a GENI WiMAX campus/site plans to use an existing "educational license" already held by their institution, which has not yet been leased to Clearwire/Sprint, there is a reasonable chance that the institution may yet pursue a lease with Sprint/Cleariwre, and thus the GENI WiMAX campus/site could lose their license.[[BR]]
     196If a GENI WiMAX campus/site plans to use an existing "educational license" already held by their institution, which has not yet been leased to Clearwire/Sprint, there is a reasonable chance that the institution may yet pursue a lease with Sprint/Clearwire, and thus the GENI WiMAX campus/site could lose their license.[[BR]]
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    198198In the cases where the institution has leased their "educational license" to Clearwire/Sprint (which may or may not have started service), all is not lost.  A new upcoming rule apparently requires that an institution that has leased their "educational license" must retain "at least 5%" for their own use, or else forfeit their license.  So, a GENI WiMAX campus/site may gain partial access to an "educational license" even if it has alreasy been leased to Clearwire/Sprint.[[BR]]
     
    207207However, this could change.  An NSF effort is beginning to define a Wireless National-scale Test Bed (WiNTeB);  this could possibly affect the allocation of spectrum to national testbed uses. [[BR]]
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     209Another possible strategy has been identified by Tony Michel.  In at least three locations, (Boston, Sussex Cty, MA;  Brooklyn, Kings Ct, NY;  Manhattan, NY Cty, NY) he has identified a 5-MHz slice of specturm in the educational band with no assigned licenses.  [[BR]]
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     211BBN technologies has applied for and been granted an experimental license for the 5-MHz slice in Sussex Cty. [[BR]]
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     213PIs at NYU Poly and Columbia are in the process of appplying for experimental licenses for the 5-MHz slices in their counties.[[BR]]
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     215Assuming that both NYU Poly and Columbia are grnated experimental licenses in their respective 5-MHz slices (smae frequencies, but geographically separated), then the NYU Poly and Columbia institutions should be able to apply for and be granted full educational licenses in the slices.  What does this mean?[[BR]]
     216 4)  If so, NYU Poly and Columbia would be able to use full educational licenses without challenge from Sprint/Clearwire or any other commercial enterprises.[[BR]]
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    210218==== Clearwire/Sprint Deployments ====