800 MHz Rebanding

By , May 19, 2010

Rebanding (also called Reconfiguration) refers to the FCC’s multi-year plan to remove interference in the 800 MHz band by separating cellular systems (i.e., Nextel) and non-cellular systems (i.e., private radio) into different portions of the band, with transition costs to be paid by Nextel.  Begun in 2005, rebanding is being conducted in “waves” based on geographical regions.  In 2010, most regions have completed or are well into the rebanding process.  The Mexician Border Region is the only region that has not yet begun the process.

Basic information on rebanding is available at: Rebanding Wiki
See also the FCC Transition Administrator website: TA Website