More about "China"
New country profiles reveal focus on 5G
May 19, 2022
by Toby Youell

What is the point of spectrum policy? Ask two spectrum managers and you will probably receive three answers. In four countries newly profiled by PolicyTracker the answer is clear: 5G. In Australia, China, Japan, and South Korea, the authorities appear to regulate spectrum with a clear focus on enabling the… Read more...

China becomes spectrum exceptionalist
Jun 16, 2021
by Toby Youell

Spectrum managers have typically valued international coordination. Not only do radio emissions not respect borders, but a single country cannot possibly demand enough radio equipment to push down prices to make them widely affordable. When these problems are successfully solved, and countries move together on spectrum management, great things can… Read more...

Spectrum Sharing in Asia webinar (19 August)
Jul 30, 2020
by Richard Handford

What's going on with spectrum sharing in Asia? Already there have been several exciting examples across the region to discuss, including China’s decision this year to license the 3.3 GHz band on a shared basis. Our speakers will look at whether the region will take its own distinct path. Included… Read more...

Webinar: The 6 GHz Debate (15 July)
Jun 12, 2020
by PolicyTracker

6 GHz is a key spectrum sharing battleground and the lines are firmly drawn as we approach the next ITU World Radio Conference, WRC-23, where there is a contentious proposal to identify sections of the band for mobile broadband (IMT). This is supported by China, some Asia Pacific countries, the… Read more...

Chinese support would boost 700 MHz across Asia
Apr 05, 2019
by Richard Handford

China appears to be getting closer to releasing the 700 MHz band for mobile use. The benefits of the band for mobile broadband, including rural and in-building coverage, are well documented. Chinese support, as well as making 700 MHz available domestically, would enable neighbouring Hong Kong and Macau to move ahead… Read more...

Country Research Notes now feature population density maps

Our country Research Notes have been updated and now include population density maps. Population density is a crucial factor for most wireless services: it determines how many people can receive them and so the economic viability of a product or the cost of reaching most of the population. The population density maps,… Read more...

Outages show the need to think clearly about national security
Dec 10, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

An O2 network failure in the UK has shown how mobile underpins vital infrastructure but is Huawei the right target for our national security fears? Even the EU is now expressing concerns. Chinese technology companies are an emerging powerhouse and banning them may soon be impractical as well as self-defeating. Read more...

What are the prospects for 4.4 – 5 GHz as a mobile band?

The FCC is considering secondary mobile use of most of this band, adding to the groundswell of interest created by the plans to use 4.5 GHz for 5G in China and Japan. But wider adoption is likely to be hampered by NATO’s use of the band in Europe, as Toby Youell explains. Research… Read more...

Why is interest growing in 4.5 GHz for 5G?

Where China and Japan lead, others tend to follow. So what is drawing the two telecoms superpowers to take such an interest in the 4.4-4.9 GHz band? Other sub-6 GHz bands, such as 3.4-3.6 GHz, might be more in the 5G limelight but our new 4.5 GHz Research Note explains… Read more...