- Jun 28, 2017
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WOAN has got to be the stupidest idea ever.The paper stipulated that new spectrum suitable for cellular networks would go to a national wireless open access network (WOAN). Spectrum currently assigned to mobile operators would be taken back and given to the WOAN.
^ who will fund bandwidth used by WOAN?
Networks will be forced to buy 30% from the WOAN. Guess that is how they will get money for the running of it. What I am interested in is where will the initial funding come from to build this network and who will be doing the build of this network?
So the agreement applies to the implementation policy, not to the bill itself., a compromise was reached.
Operators would keep their spectrum and be in the running for “high-demand spectrum” in the 2,600MHz and 800MHz bands yet to be licensed.
In return, the operators committed to buy at least 30% of the capacity on the WOAN. Rural coverage obligations and 50% capacity purchase on the WOAN are requirements if spectrum is allocated to operators.
These outcomes do not appear in the Amendment Bill, however.