More about "China"
China wants action on 700 MHz rollout and plans for mmWave spectrum
Jul 27, 2021
by Richard Handford

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has backed a range of measures to ensure enough spectrum will be available to meet an ambitious 5G growth target over the next two years. Read more...

6 GHz and lower bands will play a big part in 6G, says Chinese state body
Jun 14, 2021
by Richard Handford

6 GHz as well as other mid and lower frequency bands will offer cost-efficient coverage for 6G, according to a white paper from the IMT-2030 (6G) Promotion Group. Read more...

Largest telecoms players set their sights on 6G
May 13, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

The world’s biggest players in telecoms are attempting to find a common vision for 6G with several key events already taking place this year.  Read more...

South Korea backs unlicensed use in 6 GHz band
Jul 09, 2020
by Richard Handford

South Korea has become the latest country, following recent decisions in the US and Brazil, to open 5925—7125 MHz for unlicensed services. Read more...

China is unusual in how it uses network sharing
Jun 11, 2020
by Richard Handford

The recent 5G infrastructure deal between China Mobile and China Broadcast Network (CBN) is shaped by competition policy, while elsewhere in Asia similar agreements are more likely to result from spectrum shortages. Read more...

COVID-19 hits the spectrum world
Mar 23, 2020
by Richard Handford

While the pandemic has unsurprisingly delayed a range of activities from France’s 5G auction to meetings of the ITU, many countries see spectrum as a key element of their response to an unprecedented situation.  Read more...

China awards 3.3—3.4 GHz to MNOs on a shared basis
Feb 21, 2020
by Richard Handford

Three of the country’s four mobile network operators (MNOs) received 100 MHz in the 3.3—3.4 GHz band for indoor-only 5G use. This is the first time China has awarded IMT spectrum for shared use.  Read more...

Japan’s cable TV operators sign up for local 5G
Jan 20, 2020
by Richard Handford

Leading Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo and five of the country’s cable TV operators have formed a consortium to build local 5G networks.  Read more...

China starts 6G development
Nov 20, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

China’s science and technology ministry has revealed that it is forming two working groups to push forward its research and development for 6G technology.  Read more...

Asian 5G frontrunners support 3.5 GHz, despite obstacles
Sep 24, 2019
by Richard Handford

The problem of coexistence with satellite TV may be putting the brakes on the adoption of 3.5 GHz, also known as the C-band, in some Asian countries, but it is still proving the most popular band for 5G across the region.  Read more...