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C-band loss pushes broadcasters to internet for video transport

The current US anguish over reallocation of some C-band radio spectrum in the 4 to 8 GHz range is being keenly watched elsewhere as China, South Korea and some European countries are poised to follow. The exact portion of spectrum affected varies by geography but in the US, the FCC has been considering transfer of part or all of the C-band in the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz range to¬†impending 5G networks. This was first proposed in June 2018 and has come to a head this month at a meeting hosted by the Technology Policy Institute in Washington DC to hear various presentations on the proposal to restructure 180 MHz of that spectrum to help expedite roll-out of 5G in the…

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