On February 22, 2019, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (“Bureau”) released a Public Notice announcing a temporary freeze on the acceptance and processing of applications for new or expanded Part 90 Radiolocation Service operations in the 3100-3550 MHz frequency band. The freeze is designed to preserve the current authorized operations in the 3100-3550 MHz band while the Commission deliberates, under Congressional mandate, alternative uses of the band.

The freeze became effective February 22, 2019 and until further notice.

The Bureau will not accept or process: 1) applications for new licenses; 2) applications that seek to modify existing licenses by adding or changing frequencies or locations; 3) applications that seek to modify existing licenses by changing technical parameters to expand the station’s footprint (i.e., increases in bandwidth, power level, antenna, height,

area of operation); and 4) any other application that could increase the degree to which the band currently is licensed. Affected pending applications will not be processed until the Commission takes further action.

At this time, the freeze does not apply to applications that would not materially increase spectral congestion in the band, including: 1) applications to renew existing licenses without modification; 2) applications to modify existing licenses by deleting frequencies or locations; 3) applications to modify existing licenses by changing technical parameters that do not expand the station’s coverage; 4) applications to modify existing licenses by changing the number of associated mobile units or temporary fixed stations; 5) applications to modify existing licenses by adding or moving control points; 6) applications to assign, transfer, or lease existing licenses; 7) notices of construction or consummation; 8) requests for extensions of time to construct or consummate granted applications; 9) applications to cancel licenses; and 10) applications for STAs for short-term operations.

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