The Spectrum Research Service now includes a benchmarking section featuring international comparisons on key policy issues.
We start with 6 GHz unlicensed, an area of intense policy activity, following the US 2020 announcement to designate the whole 5925-7125 MHz band for unlicensed use.
There is considerable variation in the power levels being used in different sections of 5925-7125 MHz, and this is discussed in the technical approaches note.
Our 6 GHz unlicensed benchmark covers the policy approaches taken in over 40 countries and the data is presented in a table which you can also download. A progress map and several tables explaining the current position are also available on our data at a glance page.
We will be adding new benchmarks on key policy areas in the coming months.
To fit in the new benchmarking feature we have made a slight revision to the Spectrum Research Service menu. The operators, vendors, OTT players and countries sections now appear in a drop-down titled stakeholder views.