FCC Auction - more news on wireless microphones of the future.
The FCC has just completed another round of auctions, selling off more of the wireless spectrum that we use for wireless microphones. The short story is that your wireless microphones that operate between 617-698MHz will be phased out at some point starting after 39 months from today. And you will have to replace them.
In 2010, we went through this with you and our goal is to keep you as prepared as possible for what comes next. So here is some news from the Shure website, with a closing paragraph from us.
January-February 2017 -- Forward Auction Stage 4 - Wireless telecom companies bid on the spectrum. Stage 4 of the forward auction has raised enough money to meet the minimum requirements to be declared successful. Thus, we now know that 84 MHz, from 614 MHz through 698 MHz, of spectrum will be reallocated. Stage 4 of the forward auction raised $19.63 billion.
How will the Auction affect my wireless systems?