Sprint Reports 800 MHz Rebanding Progress

In its latest report to the FCC on 800 megahertz rebanding progress, Sprint Corp. said that last month all retuning in NPSPAC spectrum was completed in the Southern California and San Antonio, Texas, regions. Sprint said that “all NPSPAC licensees across the entire United States, including all Border Areas[,] and territories have now retuned.” 

“Additionally during the month of January, the County of San Bernardino California completed its 800 MHz retune. San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area, and the County system was one of the largest retunes Sprint and public safety worked to complete during the length of this initiative. As a result of the County completing its retune, Sprint can finally report that all 800 MHz rebanding is complete in the Nevada NPSPAC Region – the forty-sixth NPSPAC Region to be completed,” the carrier said in its filing in WT docket 02-55.

 Sprint added, “Currently only 9 of the 55 NPSPAC Regions remain incomplete, with only a handful of public safety licensees left located in only three of these remaining nine NPSPAC Regions (Southern California, El Paso – Texas and San Antonio – Texas). Overall, there are 18 total licensees remaining and only six of those eighteen remaining are public safety. One non-public safety licensee remains in the New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Dallas, Austin and Lubbock NPSPAC Regions. All public safety retuning is complete in these six non-Border area NPSPAC Regions,” Sprint added.- Paul Kirby, paul.kirby@wolterskluwer.com

Courtesy TRDaily