Narrowband Mandate

What is the Narrowband Mandate?
By January 1, 2013, all public safety and industrial/business licensees in the 150-174 MHz and 421-512 MHz bands must either migrate to 12.5 kHz technology or utilize a technology that achieves equivalent efficiency.

Mandate Rules
  • Affected licensees must either migrate to 12.5 kHz technology or utilize a technology that achieves equivalent efficiency.
  • Narrowbanding is mandatory.
  • Non-compliant stations are prohibited, not secondary.
  • Non-compliance can negatively impact public safety.