Which bands are being made available for private networks?
May 05, 2022 by Toby Youell


Bands26 GHz (2021), 28 GHz (2021), 3.3 - 3.8 GHz (2021), 3.7 - 4.2 GHz (2021)
Tags2.3 GHz, 26 GHz, 28 GHz, 3.3 - 3.8 GHz, 3.7 - 4.2 GHz, private networks

Globally, similar factors are drive growing interest in private networks. Industry and/or local communities are looking to benefit from wireless technology, and telecom companies are increasingly well-equipped to help them do so.

But while the factors driving growth in private networks may be harmonised, the available spectrum is not. According to our recent review of spectrum availability for private networks, even though many Administrations want to make spectrum available for private networks, each one is doing it in their own way. Nevertheless, there are some regional trends.

Europe, for example, is focussing on the 26 GHz, 3.3 – 3.8 GHz, 3.7 – 4.2 GHz and 2.3 GHz bands, while in Asia, the focus is on 26/28 GHz. Countries in both Asia and the Americas have also released a series of other frequencies, especially the mid-bands.

More details are set out in our new Research Note, Spectrum for Private Networks: regional overview

The Research Note is part of a new benchmark that summarises global developments through tables and maps, and contains four research notes that explain general trends. It is available to Spectrum Research Service subscribers here.