47 CFR 22.948 - Partitioning and Disaggregation.

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§ 22.948 Partitioning and Disaggregation.
(a) Eligibility—
(1) Generally. Parties seeking approval for partitioning and disaggregation shall request an authorization for partial assignment of a license pursuant to § 1.948 of this chapter. Cellular licensees may partition or disaggregate their spectrum to other qualified entities.
(2) Partitioning. During the five year build-out period, as defined in § 22.947, cellular licensees may partition any portion of their cellular market to other qualified entities. After the five year build-out period, cellular licensees and unserved area licensees may partition any portion of their Cellular Geographic Service Area (CGSA), as defined by § 22.911, to other qualified entities but may not partition unserved portions of their cellular market.
(3) Disaggregation. After the five year build-out period, as defined in § 22.947, parties obtaining disaggregated spectrum may only use such spectrum in that portion of the cellular market encompassed by the original licensee's CGSA and may not use such spectrum to provide service to unserved portions of the cellular market.
(b) Disaggregation. Cellular licensees and unserved area licensees may disaggregate spectrum in any amount.
(c) Combined partitioning and disaggregation. The Commission will consider requests for partial assignment of cellular licenses that propose combinations of partitioning and disaggregation.
(d) License Term. The license term for the partitioned license area and for disaggregated spectrum shall be the remainder of the original cellular licensee's or the unserved area licensee's license term.
[65 FR 37057, June 13, 2000, as amended at 70 FR 61059, Oct. 20, 2005]

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  • 2014-12-05; vol. 79 # 234 - Friday, December 5, 2014
    1. 79 FR 72143 - Cellular Service, Including Changes in Licensing of Unserved Area
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      Final rule.
      Effective January 5, 2015, except for the amendments to 47 CFR 22.165(e), 47 CFR 22.948, and 47 CFR 22.953, which contain information collection requirements that have not yet been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those three amendments.
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Title 47 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 47 CFR 22 after this date.

  • 2014-12-05; vol. 79 # 234 - Friday, December 5, 2014
    1. 79 FR 72143 - Cellular Service, Including Changes in Licensing of Unserved Area
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
      Final rule.
      Effective January 5, 2015, except for the amendments to 47 CFR 22.165(e), 47 CFR 22.948, and 47 CFR 22.953, which contain information collection requirements that have not yet been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those three amendments.
      47 CFR Parts 1 and 22