After issuing an NPRM that proposed the repurposing of some or all of the 12.7-13.25 GHz band (12.7 GHz band) spectrum for mobile broadband and other expanded use, the FCC has issued a Public Notice requiring nonexempt and mobile Broadcast Auxiliary Services (BAS) and Cable Television Relay Services (CARS) licensees in the 12.7 GHz Band to certify the accuracy of the information on their licenses. In the NPRM, the FCC proposes to define certain incumbent operations entitled to protection or relocation during a transition period, and for non-exempt BAS and CARS licensees, the FCC proposes limits on eligibility for incumbent status to licensees that have already filed the required certification.
BAS licensees are instructed to certify or modify information on their licenses in ULS and CARS licensees must update their licenses in COALS. These entities have until November 29, 2023 to certify. BAS and CARS licensees that are exempt are those that filed an application on or after January 1, 2021 for a new or modified license.