Brattle Group: Maximizing the Value of the C-Band

Telecommunications expert and Brattle Group Principal Coleman Bazelon prepared a report on “Maximizing the Value of the C-Band: Comments on the FCC’s NPRM to Transition C-Band Spectrum to Terrestrial Uses,” which discusses how policymakers could approach consolidating and moving C-band satellite users to accommodate new potential uses, including 5G. Dr. Bazelon suggested that an approach in which the satellite operators serve as the transition facilitator would best overcome challenges such as overlapping rights to the band and information deficits.