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Updated band profiles
Sep 11, 2019
by Toby Youell

The profiles of mobile bands in our Spectrum Research Services have been updated to take into account developments over the past year. These include auctions and regulatory decisions at the national, regional, and global level, as well as important industry initiatives. In contrast to the technology's early focus on mmWave… Read more...

US consultation on potential waiver of certain UWB rules
Sep 11, 2019
by Toby Youell

September 11, 2019: The FCC has extended this consultation. The regulator made this decision because deadlines for comment were not reflected in the filing system until September 9, after the comment filing deadline. Comments are now due by October 1, and replies to those by October 16. July 29, 2019:… Read more...

Overview of possible 5G bands
Sep 11, 2019
by Toby Youell

Most 5G networks will use bands already available for 4G. WRC-19 is important in determining which new bands above 24GHz will also be used for next generation services. Read more...

3.3 – 3.8 GHz
Sep 11, 2019
by Toby Youell

The premier mid-range global 5G band. Many countries plan to assign at least 300 MHz of spectrum in 3.3 - 3.8 GHz for 5G networks. In the short-run, usage is likely to be dominated by 4G for capacity constrained areas or FWA in rural areas. Read more...

1800 MHz
Sep 11, 2019
by Toby Youell

1800 MHz is the world’s most popular 4G band, especially in Regions 1 and 3. Read more...

Mexico consultation on 5G spectrum
Sep 09, 2019
by Toby Youell

Mexico's regulator, the IFT, has issued a consultation on spectrum for 5G services. To aid discussion, the regulator has also made available a discussion paper on the topic. The document discusses various potential 5G bands for Mexico, including a series of mmWave frequencies. The IFT will receive comments on potential… Read more...

Russia 3.4 – 3.8 GHz
Sep 06, 2019
by Toby Youell

Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Read more...

French consultation on amending reference documents about public exposure to the 3.5 GHz band
Sep 06, 2019
by Toby Youell

France's spectrum regulator, the ANFR, has issued a consultation on proposed changes to its reference documents on public exposure to radio frequencies. The amendments are prompted by new and future use of 3.5 GHz band by time division duplex networks, including by active antennas with steerable beams. The consultation is… Read more...

Potential future US consultation on 3.5 GHz band auction
Sep 05, 2019
by Toby Youell

The FCC will vote on draft proposed bidding procedures for an auction of Priority Access Licences for up to 70 MHz of spectrum across the 3550 - 3650 MHz band. The FCC's draft Public Notice would propose to award the licences through an ascending clock auction. The auction itself would… Read more...

Overview of current mobile bands
Sep 05, 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...