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Seven reasons why operators are backing dynamic spectrum sharing
Jul 10, 2020
by Catherine Viola

Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) is being hyped as a key technology for mobile operators to deploy from 2020. Using DSS, they can run 5G and LTE at the same time in the same spectrum band, without the headaches associated with traditional refarming methods. In this blog, we look at why… Read more...

Dynamic spectrum sharing benefits 5G roll-outs
Jul 03, 2020
by Catherine Viola

A new software solution - dynamic spectrum sharing - is allowing operators to mix LTE and 5G in a single band rather than using the traditional refarming technique of specific frequencies for each. This has been launched in some countries and is speeding 5G deployment. Read more...

An introduction to spectrum refarming
Jul 01, 2020
by Catherine Viola

Why do operators want to repurpose their spectrum?  What policies and technologies underpin spectrum refarming? Which are the crucial 2G and 3G bands? Read more...

Sunsetting 2G and 3G networks: global status
Jul 01, 2020
by Catherine Viola

What are the global trends in refarming legacy bands to use for 4G or 5G?  Some operators have already switched over, but for others their strategy has to accommodate the use of 2G for M2M services. Read more...

The implications of WRC-19 for 5G
Feb 17, 2020
by Catherine Viola

Controversy, compromise, and consensus: the latest World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) at Sharm el-Sheikh had it all. Credit must go to the 3400 delegates from 165 ITU member states for their efforts not just over the four weeks of the conference, but throughout the preceding four years of preparatory studies and… Read more...

Vendor overview (2019)
Dec 18, 2018
by Catherine Viola

Regarding 5G identification at WRC-19, vendors support 26 GHz but expect bandwidth to be restricted by interference concerns; they also back 40 GHz and 66-76 GHz, while accepting that 32 GHz will not win approval. They are also argue that licensing of 5G spectrum for mobile operators should be prioritised… Read more...

Ericsson (2019)
Dec 17, 2018
by Catherine Viola

Ericsson’s priority is to ensure regulators make sufficient spectrum available for all 5G use cases Read more...

Intel (2019)
Dec 17, 2018
by Catherine Viola

Intel supports the C-Band and the 26 GHz, 28 GHz and 40 GHz bands for 5G systems and is championing licence-exempt usage for the 6 GHz and 66-71 GHz bands Read more...

Nokia (2019)
Dec 17, 2018
by Catherine Viola

Nokia identifies 37-43.5 GHz as the next promising band range for 5G after 26 GHz and 28 GHz Read more...

Samsung (2019)
Dec 17, 2018
by Catherine Viola

Samsung supports IMT  identifications for 26 GHz, 40 GHz and 66-71 GHz at WRC-19 Read more...