Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
27.5 - 29.5 GHz
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
MOBILE

Relevant FCC Auctions:
Auction 17 (Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS)), $578,663,029
Auction 23 (Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) Re-Auction), $45,064,450
 Total net auction bids: $623,727,479

U.S. Federal Government Allocations
27.5 - 30 GHz


ITU Region 1 Allocations
28.5 - 29.1 GHz
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.484A 5.516B 5.523A 5.539
MOBILE
Earth exploration-satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.541


ITU Region 2 Allocations
28.5 - 29.1 GHz
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.484A 5.516B 5.523A 5.539
MOBILE
Earth exploration-satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.541


ITU Region 3 Allocations
28.5 - 29.1 GHz
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.484A 5.516B 5.523A 5.539
MOBILE
Earth exploration-satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.541


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Footnotes


5.484A The use of the bands 10.95-11.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 11.45-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth), 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 2, 12.2-12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 3, 12.5-12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 1, 13.75-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space), 17.8-18.6 GHz (space-to-Earth), 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 27.5-28.6 GHz (Earth-to-space), 29.5-30 GHz (Earth-to-space) by a non-geostationary-satellite system in the fixed-satellite service is subject to application of the provisions of No. 9.12 for coordination with other non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service shall not claim protection from geostationary-satellite networks in the fixed-satellite service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations, irrespective of the dates of receipt by the Bureau of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service and of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the geostationary-satellite networks, and No. 5.43A does not apply. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service in the above bands shall be operated in such a way that any unacceptable interference that may occur during their operation shall be rapidly eliminated.

5.516B The following bands are identified for use by high-density applications in the fixed-satellite service:

17.3-17.7 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
18.3-19.3 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 2,
19.7-20.2 GHz(space-to-Earth) in all Regions,
39.5-40 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
40-40.5 GHz(space-to-Earth) in all Regions,
40.5-42 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 2,
47.5-47.9 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
48.2-48.54 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
49.44-50.2 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
and
27.5-27.82 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 1,
28.35-28.45 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2,
28.45-28.94 GHz(Earth-to-space) in all Regions,
28.94-29.1 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2 and 3,
29.25-29.46 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2,
29.46-30 GHz(Earth-to-space) in all Regions,
48.2-50.2 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2.

This identification does not preclude the use of these bands by other fixed-satellite service applications or by other services to which these bands are allocated on a co-primary basis and does not establish priority in these Regulations among users of the bands. Administrations should take this into account when considering regulatory provisions in relation to these bands. See Resolution 143 (WRC-03).

5.523A The use of the bands 18.8-19.3 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 28.6-29.1 GHz (Earth-to-space) by geostationary and non-geostationary fixed-satellite service networks is subject to the application of the provisions of No. 9.11A and No. 22.2 does not apply. Administrations having geostationary-satellite networks under coordination prior to 18 November 1995 shall cooperate to the maximum extent possible to coordinate pursuant to No. 9.11A with non-geostationary-satellite networks for which notification information has been received by the Bureau prior to that date, with a view to reaching results acceptable to all the parties concerned. Non-geostationary-satellite networks shall not cause unacceptable interference to geostationary fixed-satellite service networks for which complete Appendix 4 notification information is considered as having been received by the Bureau prior to 18 November 1995.

5.539 The band 27.5-30 GHz may be used by the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) for the provision of feeder links for the broadcasting-satellite service.

5.540 Additional allocation: the band 27.501-29.999 GHz is also allocated to the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a secondary basis for beacon transmissions intended for up-link power control.

5.541 In the band 28.5-30 GHz, the earth exploration-satellite service is limited to the transfer of data between stations and not to the primary collection of information by means of active or passive sensors.


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Iridium
ViaSat-1 Ka-band Satellite
Hughes Network Systems EchoStar XVII (Jupiter-1)
Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)
Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS)
NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS)
Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) System
Other 3 billion (03b) Networks
Unlicensed Level Probing Radars
Airport Body Scanners
High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS)
2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) Agenda Item 1.5
WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.5


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Engineering Data

Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
Frequency 27.5 GHz 28.75 GHz 30 GHz
Wavelength 1.1 cm 1.0 cm 10.0 mm
Band designator(s) SHF; Ka-band (IEEE) SHF; Ka-band (IEEE) EHF (millimeter wave); Ka-band (IEEE)
Isotropic collecting area 9.5 mm2 8.7 mm2 7.9 mm2
Free space loss (1 m) 61.5 dB 61.6 dB 61.7 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 121.5 dB 121.6 dB 121.7 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 141.5 dB 141.6 dB 141.7 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 161.5 dB 161.6 dB 161.7 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 181.5 dB 181.6 dB 181.7 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
212.6 dB 212.7 dB 212.8 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 233.1 dB 233.2 dB 233.3 dB