We all know the race is on for occupying the 700-MHz bands that will be vacated by broadcast TV next year. We heard a lot from Google, in particular, and traditional service operators as well about its importance.
After what appeared to be a shaky start, the FCC auctions have apparently hit their targets in terms of licensing revenue. So now there's no looking back.
I can't say that I'm surprised but I was not aware that the WiMAX community is also interested in 700 MHz.
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, the WiMAX Forum formally added this frequency range to its technology roadmap. Work on the technical specifications is underway and published specifications will be unveiled as they are completed. They will support both TDD and FDD certification profiles.