Feds consider viability of DOD spectrum transfer to commercial market

05/29/2013 | Government Computer News

The U.S. government is mulling what analysts say could be a costly proposal to transfer spectrum holdings from the Department of Defense to the commercial wireless sector. The frequency -- which covers spectrum in the 1755-1850 MHz band -- supports 11 major military radio systems that could cost nearly $13 billion to relocate, according to a Government Accountability Office study. The move has the potential to be lucrative, though, with preliminary estimates placing potential auction proceeds at $19.4 billion.

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