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§ 101.1323 Spectrum aggregation, disaggregation, and partitioning.
(a) Eligibility. (1) Parties seeking approval for partitioning and
disaggregation shall request from the Commission an authorization for
partial assignment of license. Geographic area licensees may
participate in aggregation, disaggregation, and partitioning within the
bands licensed on a geographic area basis. Site-based licensees may
aggregate spectrum in any MAS bands, but may not disaggregate their
licensed spectrum or partition their licensed sites.
(2) Eligible MAS licensees may apply to the Commission to partition
their licensed geographic service areas to eligible entities and are
free to determine the portion of their service areas to be partitioned.
Eligible MAS licensees may aggregate or disaggregate their licensed
spectrum at any time following the grant of a license.
(b) Technical standards—(1) Aggregation. (i) There is no limitation on
the amount of spectrum that an MAS licensee may aggregate.
(ii) Spectrum licensed to MAS licensees does not count toward the CMRS
spectrum cap discussed in § 20.6 of this chapter.
(2) Disaggregation. Spectrum may be disaggregated in any amount. A
licensee need not retain a minimum amount of spectrum.
(3) Partitioning. In the case of partitioning, applicants and licensees
must file FCC Form 603 pursuant to § 1.948 of this chapter and list the
partitioned service area on a schedule to the application. The
geographic coordinates must be specified in degrees, minutes, and
seconds to the nearest second of latitude and longitude, and must be
based upon the 1983 North American Datum (NAD83).
(4) Combined partitioning and disaggregation. The Commission will
consider requests from geographic area licensees for partial assignment
of licenses that propose combinations of partitioning and
(c) Construction requirements. Responsible parties must submit
supporting documents showing compliance with the respective
construction requirements within the appropriate construction
benchmarks set forth in § 101.1325.
(d) License term. The license term for a partitioned license area and
for disaggregated spectrum shall be the remainder of the original
licensee's license term as provided for in § 101.1313.
[ 65 FR 17450 , Apr. 3, 2000, as amended at 67 FR 45380 , July 9, 2002; 82 FR 41549 , Sept. 1, 2017]
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