The Federal Communications CommissionÂ has proposed new rules for higher-frequency wireless broadband services in support of efforts to establish a regulatory environment for mobile technologies that operate in frequencies aboveÂ 24 gigahertz.
FCC said ThursdayÂ its proposals cover authorization schemes and flexible-use service rules for theÂ 28 GHz, 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 64 to 71 GHz bands.
The availability of higher-frequency bands facilitates the delivery of 5G mobile service and other next-generation mobile applications that can potentially benefit the U.S. economy, the commission added.
“Our expectation is that this new technologyÂ will enable a platform that can support multiple uses and users… [and]Â also networked industrial applications, sensors and an unknowable numberÂ of other wirelessly enabled devices,” FCC Chair Tom Wheeler said in a statement.
The notice of proposed rule-making also seeks public comment on the suggestedÂ technical rules and licensing options as well as opportunities with other high-frequencyÂ bands above 24 GHz.
Wheeler noted that the NPRM is part of efforts to promote innovation, security, wider access andÂ further developments in the area of wireless technology.