More about "28 GHz"
New Google Research Note: Wi-Fi is the tip of the iceberg

Google is known as a Wi-Fi advocate, but its spectrum policy ambitions go much further. Cheap and ubiquitous Wi-Fi supports its internet business, led by its domination of the search market, but Google has a growing range of products which use the same bands. These include Google routers; the Nest… 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...

mmWave: the transatlantic divide
Apr 12, 2019
by Martin Sims

5G services in mmWave bands have been as popular in the US as they are unpopular in Europe. Verizon is already providing home broadband using pre-standards 5G in 28 GHz in several US cities, with AT&T following close behind. In Europe, there are plenty of mmWave trials. However, the only… Read more...

Viewpoint: US 5G gamble pays dividends while other countries procrastinate
Aug 13, 2018
by Martin Sims

Two years ago the US agreed the rules for 5G deployment and Verizon is promising to launch services this year. Elsewhere,  except South Korea, regulations have not been finalised and commercial services are not expected until at least 2020. Has the rest of the world got it wrong? 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...

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...