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Six key trends in current mobile bands
Sep 18, 2019
by Toby Youell

Radio spectrum policy is often discussed in the context of "winning" the race to 5G, or at least ensuring that consumers will not end up losing out on some of its promised benefits. But 4G and 2G services, and to a lesser extent 3G services, continue to deliver substantial benefits… Read more...

Dutch consultation on draft update to National Frequency Plan for 700 MHz repurposing
Sep 18, 2019
by Toby Youell

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate has issued draft changes to its National Frequency Plan for a public consultation. The draft changes take into account the government's intention to make the 700 MHz band available for mobile services in Q2 2020. It adds mobile services to the band… Read more...

Overview of current mobile bands
Sep 12, 2019
by Toby Youell

This year's trends include the first steps towards using 4G bands for 5G as well as growing interest in L-Band and the new 400 MHz band. Read more...

450 MHz
Sep 12, 2019
by Toby Youell

Although it was one of the pioneer mobile bands, 450 MHz has not been widely used in the past twenty years.  However, companies are now seeing potential in using both the 450 MHz and adjacent 400 MHz bands for niche use cases. Read more...

600 MHz
Sep 12, 2019
by Toby Youell

The band is so far only licensed in two countries: the USA and Canada. Mexico and a growing number of other economies plan to award 600 MHz, but its long term prospects are intertwined with the future of terrestrial broadcasting. Read more...

700 MHz
Sep 12, 2019
by Toby Youell

Momentum for this predominantly 4G/5G band continues to grow steadily. Both the US and China have awarded the band, while most of the world’s other big economies have advanced plans for the band. Read more...

800 MHz
Sep 12, 2019
by Toby Youell

800 MHz is mostly used in ITU Region 1 for 4G as part of the digital dividend that came from the analogue television switch-off. It has limited use in other regions. Read more...

850 MHz
Sep 12, 2019
by Toby Youell

A mostly 3G band, mostly used in the Americas, with potential in North America for 5G services. Read more...

900 MHz
Sep 12, 2019
by Toby Youell

GSM-based 2G services use 900 MHz across Europe, Africa, and Asia. The band is set to be refarmed for 4G and 5G services over the long-term. Read more...

L-band
Sep 12, 2019
by Toby Youell

The 1400 MHz band, also known as L-Band, is particularly popular for mobile in the European Union, where regulators must award at least 40 MHz of the band for downlink services. WRC-15 set the stage for its global use in the medium-long term. Read more...