More about "3.3 - 3.8 GHz"
India’s huge 5G auction dominates in recent spectrum assignments
Oct 19, 2022
by Richard Haas

The latest iteration of the PolicyTracker spectrum database has recorded auctions involving over 3600 MHz of spectrum. A total of eight awards were recorded in seven different countries. Read more...

5G spectrum assignments stall worldwide, but Europe keeps selling C-Band
Aug 16, 2022
by Toby Youell

Auctions involving over 1,600 MHz of spectrum have been recorded in the latest iteration of the PolicyTracker Spectrum Database. These assignments arose from five auctions, all taking place in Europe. All but one of these awards included the 3.3—3.8 GHz band, widely considered a crucial mid-band for 5G. At the… Read more...

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

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… Read more...

Five countries from four continents complete auctions in Q1 2022
Apr 14, 2022
by Toby Youell

New iteration of PolicyTracker Spectrum Database sees spectrum auction slow down  Five countries from four continents auctioned a total of 726 MHz of nationwide spectrum during Q1 2022. This includes South Africa, which sold almost all of the available spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.6 GHz,… Read more...

New Dossier on WRC-23
Mar 03, 2022
by Toby Youell

The Radio Regulations, the UN level treaty document that provides a framework for global spectrum management, is up for review at the end of next year at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23). Although the Radio Regulations are sometimes ignored, the process of agreeing possible amendments forms a key part of… Read more...

There were two mega auctions in 4Q21: one that started late and one that ended late
Feb 01, 2022
by Toby Youell

The new iteration of the PolicyTracker Spectrum Database includes spectrum assignment information from 16 countries Two Portuguese-speaking countries provided the locations for the most notable spectrum auctions that concluded in Q4 2021. The results from these auctions, and other changes to spectrum allocations and assignments, are included in the new… Read more...

Q3 sees new record prices for the 3.5 GHz band
Oct 21, 2021
by Toby Youell

New iteration of PolicyTracker Spectrum Database tracks 11 auctions across six bands. The last three months included two potentially expensive spectrum auctions. Operators in one of these countries, Pakistan, largely shunned the award; but Canadian operators ended up paying record prices. These auction results are reported in the 2021 Q3… Read more...

3.3 – 4.2 GHz Benchmarking: Spectrum policy does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme
Aug 25, 2021
by Toby Youell

A common cliche is that history repeats itself. Radio spectrum, of course, is no exception. A decade ago the digitisation of terrestrial television created a digital dividend: more low-band spectrum available for mobile broadband, particularly for emerging 4G services. This prompted a wave of 800 MHz band auctions. Many countries,… Read more...

A new benchmark: 3.3 – 4.2 GHz
Aug 20, 2021
by Toby Youell

The C-Band (3.3 - 4.2 GHz) is almost universally acknowledged as the major mid-band 5G frequency. But despite this agreement, there are infinite shades of difference regarding how, and how much of the spectrum is made available. Some countries award the spectrum to mobile operators on a nationwide basis, but… Read more...

Four countries reveal five ways to sell the C-Band
Aug 04, 2021
by Toby Youell

The C-Band, comprising frequencies around 3.5 GHz, are widely considered crucial for 5G networks. Canada's nationwide operators, only able to bid on a limited portion of the 3450 - 3650 MHz, competed aggressively this Summer and ended up paying an average of $2.61/MHz/POP, a new record for the band. The… Read more...