|You might imagine NTIA has something in common with the White House One-Pentagon Wireless network, but it doesn't. Not even a big-government wireless 5G network would be able to protect against "man-in-the-middle" attacks and other network hacks individual network operators will face with 5G.|
Spectrum breadth matters which is why carriers reach agreements to swap or combine differently-owed spectrum.
NTIA, all wireless providers, of course see a future need for spectrum beyond the reallocated UHF spectrum and want the FCC to review other spectrum to reallocate.
Breaker, breaker -- First-up is the spectrum currently allocated to CB radios (citizens band) and other frequencies also used by emergency services. This can be reallocated in a carefully planned manner by converting current users to new types of services. As with the UHF conversion, speeding-up this conversion increases costs, but ultimately this can be subsidized by the bids for telecom spectrum buyers who will intensify the use of the bandwidth.
Like the US, Europe, Japan and other intensive spectrum users need their regulators to look to reallocation and intensification as the full spectrum is already fully used.
a typical CB radio, the next radio device to get scrapped after UHF TV