Mission Critical Reports: 800 MHz Rebanding Complete along Canadian Border

The 800 MHz Transition Administrator (TA) said band reconfiguration is complete in a total of 40 National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) regions and American Samoa in its quarterly progress report for the quarter ended Sept. 30. During the third quarter of 2016, physical retuning was completed for 100 percent of Canadian border Stage 2 frequency reconfiguration agreements (FRAs).

All licensees in those regions that were subject to reconfiguration have relocated to their new channels and modified their FCC licenses to delete their old frequencies or cancelled their licenses. Licensees in those regions still may need to complete a second touch of their subscriber units to remove the pre-rebanding channels, submit final reconfiguration cost documentation to Sprint or close to complete individual reconfiguration activities.

Physical retuning was complete for 96.6 percent of non-border Stage 2 FRAs as of Sept. 30. Canadian border Stage 2 licensees had retuned, reflashed or replaced about 220,000 radios (first touches) as of Sept. 30.

The reconfiguration program reached a significant milestone as all Canadian border Stages 1 and 2 licensees have completed their physical retunes and transitioned to their new channels. Some Canadian border Stage 2 licensees are performing a second (or subsequent) touch of their subscriber units to remove the pre-rebanding channels, the report said.

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Read report here:  http://www.800ta.org/content/reporting/QPR_09.30.16.pdf