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Will private 5G generate demand for mmWave spectrum?
Sep 30, 2021
by Toby Youell

Despite all of the controversy surrounding identifying spectrum for mobile broadband above 24 GHz, most of the recent 5G deployments have been in the mid-band frequencies, specially around 3.5 GHz. Earlier this year, acting FCC Commissioner, Jessica Rosenworcel, praised the FCC's pivot from high-bands to mid-bands. But as we document… Read more...

Beauty contests assignments tie with auctions in Q2 2021
Jul 15, 2021
by Toby Youell

Auctions may have become the default way to assign spectrum, but the last quarter saw just as many beauty contests. A total of 11,076 MHz of changed or new entries were included in the latest update to the PolicyTracker Spectrum Database (PSD), including an equal number of beauty contests and auctions.… Read more...

New Japan profile: seeking a 6G Gold Medal
Jun 25, 2021
by Toby Youell

One of the side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the postponement of many sporting events. The 2020 Olympics, for example, will take place this Summer 2021. Probably. During initial preparations for 5G, both the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were… 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...

Eight countries make 5G spectrum available in Q2
Aug 02, 2019
by Toby Youell

The latest update of the PolicyTracker Spectrum Database shows 5G assignments picking up in both mmWave and mid-band frequencies. Despite attention on the German C-band auction, the quarter's most expensive spectrum was acquired elsewhere. 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...

Is the tide turning against auctions?
Jun 29, 2018
by Richard Handford

Will 2018 will be remembered as the year when auctions passed their peak? Or maybe government and regulators are simply learning how to blend financial requirements with other criteria in more creative ways when they award spectrum? India, for example, noted for repeat auctions and eye-watering reserve prices, appears to be… 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...