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Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Correcting amendment.

SUMMARY:

On April 1, 2014, the Commission released a Report and Order, “Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band.” This document contains corrections to the final regulations for “Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band” that appeared in the Federal Register on May 1, 2014 (79 FR 24569).

DATES:

Effective December 23, 2014.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Aole Wilkins, Office of Engineering and Technology, (202) 418-2406 or email Aole.Wilkins@fcc.gov.

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Background

The final regulations that are the subject of this correction relates to “Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band” under § 15.407(a)(1).

Need for Correction

As published, the revised text in the final regulations contains errors that are misleading and need immediate correction.

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List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 15

  • Communications equipment
  • Radio
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Accordingly, 47 CFR part 15 is corrected by making the following correcting amendment:

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PART 15—RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES

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1. The authority citation for part 15 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 302a, 303, 304, 307, 336, 544a, and 549.

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2. Section 15.407 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(1)(iii) to read as follows:

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General technical requirements.

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(iii) For fixed point-to-point access points operating in the band 5.15-5.25 GHz, the maximum conducted output power over the frequency band of operation shall not exceed 1 W. In addition, the maximum power spectral density shall not exceed 17 dBm in any 1 megahertz band. Fixed point-to-point U-NII devices may employ antennas with directional gain up to 23 dBi without any corresponding reduction in the maximum conducted output power or maximum power spectral density. For fixed point-to-point transmitters that employ a directional antenna gain greater than 23 dBi, a 1 dB reduction in maximum conducted output power and maximum power spectral density is required for each 1 dB of antenna gain in excess of 23 dBi. Fixed, point-to-point operations exclude the use of point-to-multipoint systems, omnidirectional applications, and multiple collocated transmitters transmitting the same information. The operator of the U-NII device, or if the equipment is professionally installed, the installer, is responsible for ensuring that systems employing high gain directional antennas are used exclusively for fixed, point-to-point operations.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2014-29858 Filed 12-22-14; 8:45 am]

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