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EBS (2.5 GHz)

Wireless Spectrum Licenses in the 2.5GHz Band

Ideal for Broadband Mobile & Fixed Data Applications Available in Various Markets Nationwide

Select Spectrum is offering incumbent and overlay spectrum rights in the
2.5 GHz Band across 269 site and county-based overlay licenses encompassing portions of all 35 states. In aggregate licenses cover a population of over 40 million. The licenses cover large portions of the United States concentrated East of the Rocky Mountains, in the Plains States, and the Gulf Coast.

Licenses are available for purchase and/or lease from license holders. Select Spectrum presents the Spectrum Marketplace platform, an interactive exchange which affords organizations the ability to acquire spectrum rights and streamline transactions in the 2.5 GHz band.

Available spectrum per license varies between 5.5 and 73.5 MHz bandwidth, with a typical incumbent license offering 22.5 MHz and newly auctioned overlay licenses ranging from 5.5 MHz to 50.5 MHz. A single license allows for a sophisticated, high-bandwidth network, as well as exclusive and dedicated use. Should additional bandwidth be required, multiple licenses are available in several markets, allowing for additional and contiguous spectrum to be obtained.

The FCC has modified the 2.5 GHz band rules on several occasions,

For example, in 2005 the FCC modernized the band by changing the channel structure and updating the Part 27 rules. In 2019 the FCC adopted rules to commercialize the EBS band in its Report and Order which lifted the educational eligibility requirements from the EBS portion of the band and afforded the ability for commercial organizations to outright purchase EBS licenses.

As of 2020, the 2.5 GHz band is subject to revised rulemaking (WT Docket 18-120) that has commercialized the former educational use band and via Auction 108 issued thousands of new licenses nationwide, primarily across rural areas in Midwestern states that lie between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi river. The Overlay Licenses issued in Auction 108 offer expanded or new coverage to a population of nearly 89 million across 2,760 counties as well as spectral

The result of the differences between the Incumbent and Overlay Band Plan are varying amounts of capacity being available in different areas of the encompassed geography, dictated by the presence of incumbent licenses.

Currently, most operators are utilizing spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band for 4G LTE or 5G NR protocols compatible with 3GPP standardized LTE band 41 for channel sizes ranging from 5-100 MHz in a Time Division Duplex (TDD) configuration. The band, which also allows for legacy WiMAX, is supported by a wide variety of equipment manufacturers. 2.5 GHz spectrum can also be used to support private networks and more specialized networks including utility applications, government organizations, and public safety1 , etc

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CBRS (3.65GHz)

CBRS licensed spectrum availability

Looking for carrier-grade, dedicated use spectrum for mission-critical applications? Inquire today with Select Spectrum to obtain a quote for CBRS Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in your operating areas.

Dedicated use PAL channels are ideal for using as standalone, in conjunction with additional licensed frequencies and/or the CBRS General Authorized Access (GAA) shared tier to provide network reliability & deliver the security that your organization depends on.

Example mission-critical CBRS PAL use cases

Substation Video Monitoring secures electrical infrastructure. CBRS PALs provide an economical, interference-free connection vital for real-time security.

Indoor/Outdoor Small Cells enhance coverage in multi-frequency Private 4G/5G networks through 10-40 MHz of mid-band bandwidth, boosting network quality through reduced congestion.

PALs are available nearly nationwide through the Spectrum Marketplace.
Visit the Select Spectrum website or inquire to learn more about our streamlined process to CBRS PAL spectrum rights.

Priority Access
Licenses (PALs)

In the CBRS Band (3550-3700 MHz) Ideal for Fixed Wireless, Private Networks, IoT and Smart City Applications

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) introduces dynamic spectrum sharing and ranges from 3550-3700 MHz. CBRS is governed by a three-tiered spectrum authorization framework: Incumbents (Federal Radar Location Systems, VIP users), Priority Access Licenses (PALs) and General Authorized Access (GAA). Access and operations to CBRS are managed by a dynamic spectrum access system (SAS).

CBRS PALs are exclusive dedicated use channels in the CBRS band ideal for a wide range of users, such as Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), oil/gas companies, electric utilities, nationwide and regional mobile carriers, cable companies, Smart City initiatives, and others that may take advantage of broadband connectivity.

CBRS offers LTE/5G spectrum opportunities (3GPP b48/n48) supporting key applications, including Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), cellular mobility, broadband connectivity, support of internal communications over Private LTE networks for Critical Infrastructure Industries, Internet of Things (IoT), Video Surveillance, UAVs, Asset Monitoring/Tracking, and more.

A Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD) must be Part 96 compliant in order
to operate in the CBRS band and to communicate with the SAS. Power limits in the CBRS band are as follows:

DeviceMax EIRP (dBm/10MHz)Max PSD (dBm/MHz)

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