More about "26 GHz"
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...

Is Asia keener than Europe on millimetre wave bands?
Feb 07, 2020
by Richard Handford

The statistics would suggest so. A new report from the European Commission’s 5G Observatory says that Italy is the only country in the 27-member European Union that has assigned spectrum in the 26 GHz band. Compare that with Asia, where South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan have awarded 26… Read more...

mmWave bands may not be the answer in lower ARPU Asian countries
Sep 25, 2019
by Richard Handford

Watch any presentation made by a government official from an Asian country and 5G sounds tantalising.  Their powerpoint slides frequently use terms like "industrial revolution 4.0" and explain how their country will be a prime beneficiary from early adoption as applications such as smart factories powered by mmWave band-based networks… Read more...

26 GHz: Will one gigahertz be enough for 5G?
Jul 30, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Earlier this month, the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) officially agreed on the technical conditions to harmonise the 26 GHz band (24.25–27.5 GHz) in Europe for 5G. And yet a growing number of stakeholders have been raising concerns about the difficulties of manufacturing chips that can operate on 26.5 GHz frequencies.… Read more...

5G in 26 GHz: what are the implications of interference to passive satellite services?

Over the past few months we have reported on the discussions about protecting earth observation services in 24 GHz against interference from 5G in 26 GHz. The latter is one of the most widely-supported 5G candidate bands under discussion at WRC-19 and has been identified as a 5G pioneer band… Read more...

Countdown to WRC-19: progress on the 5G mmWave bands

WRC-19 will consider identifying 11 possible bands between 24-86 GHz for 5G and opinions so far show that two are receiving the most backing: 26 GHz and 40 GHz. However, support for 26 GHz  is subject to ongoing studies regarding downlinks for earth observation data and the range of frequencies… Read more...

26 GHz and 28 GHz: the gap seems to be narrowing

A row between members of a small community can be very divisive and many feared the failure to make 28 GHz an ITU 5G candidate band would lead to a serious schism. 26 GHz was included and it is these two bands which we focus on in our latest research… Read more...

Does European backing for 26 GHz change the 5G equation?
Oct 19, 2016
by Kane Mumford

Here at Policytracker we were mildly annoyed when Europe’s regulators in the RSPG decided to identify 26 GHz as a 5G “pioneer band” along with 3.5 GHz and 700 MHz. Read more...