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Compare operators’ national spectrum holdings

This page uses several metrics to give an in-depth comparison of mobile spectrum holdings in four countries. The default display shows USA, China, Japan and Germany. To compare other countries…

No interest yet in Belgian 3.4 GHz spectrum

Belgian regulator BIPT has published two calls for applications for 3410—3430 MHz, left unsold at a multiband auction in 2022, but still hasn't found a buyer.

5G auction suffers multiple delays in Costa Rica

Regulator Sutel has said that auction documents will be released in the next few days. It's the beginning of the end of a multi-year process for awarding new spectrum to…

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The assignment by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of 700 MHz frequencies to Rakuten Mobile, the country’s newest mobile network operator (MNO), might turn out to be…

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At the end of 2023, India passed its most significant spectrum-related legislation in decades.

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South Korea

The country found a new licensee for 28 GHz frequencies as it strives to make a success of the mmWave band—a quest followed closely by other policymakers around the world.

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Australia is completing an assignment process that, when complete, will release a contiguous band of spectrum for 5G from 3.4 GHz to 4.0 GHz.

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In 2023, China became the first country in the world to set aside some or all of the upper 6 GHz band (6425—7125 MHz) for 5G and 6G.

Spectrum costs in small countries

Our latest bespoke research project involved benchmarking award prices and annual spectrum fees in countries of less than 700,000 people.

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