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FCC 22.901
Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 | 2013
§  22.901   Cellular service requirements and limitations.

   The licensee of each cellular system is responsible for ensuring that
   its cellular system operates in compliance with this section.

   (a) Each cellular system must provide either mobile service, fixed
   service, or a combination of mobile and fixed service, subject to the
   requirements, limitations and exceptions in this section. Mobile
   service provided may be of any type, including two way radiotelephone,
   dispatch, one way or two way paging, and personal communications
   services (as defined in part 24 of this chapter). Fixed service is
   considered to be primary service, as is mobile service. When both
   mobile and fixed service are provided, they are considered to be co
   primary services. In providing cellular services, each cellular system
   may incorporate any technology that meets all applicable technical
   requirements in this part.

   (b) Until February 18, 2008, each cellular system that provides two-way
   cellular mobile radiotelephone service must—

   (1) Maintain the capability to provide compatible analog service
   (“AMPS”) to cellular telephones designed in conformance with the
   specifications contained in sections 1 and 2 of the standard document
   ANSI TIA/EIA-553-A-1999 Mobile Station—Base Station Compatibility
   Standard (approved October 14, 1999); or, the corresponding portions,
   applicable to mobile stations, of whichever of the predecessor standard
   documents was in effect at the time of the manufacture of the
   telephone. This incorporation by reference was approved by the Director
   of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR
   part 51. Copies of the standard may be purchased from Global
   Engineering Documents, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 80112-5704
   (or via the internet at . Copies are available
   for inspection at the Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th
   Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554, or at the National Archives and
   Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of
   this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to:

   (2) Provide AMPS, upon request, to subscribers and roamers using such
   cellular telephones while such subscribers are located in any portion
   of the cellular system's CGSA where facilities have been constructed
   and service to subscribers has commenced. See also §  20.12 of this
   chapter. Cellular licensees must allot sufficient system resources such
   that the quality of AMPS provided, in terms of geographic coverage and
   traffic capacity, is fully adequate to satisfy the concurrent need for
   AMPS availability.

   [ 67 FR 77191 , Dec. 17, 2002, as amended at  69 FR 18803 , Apr. 9, 2004]

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