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Vendor Overview
Nov 03, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

As WRC-19 approaches, there is greater clarity in vendor’s 5G spectrum priorities. In addition to identifying the importance of sub-1 GHz and mid-band 3.5 GHz spectrum, vendors consider that initial 5G deployments using mmWave spectrum will focus on 26 GHz and 28 GHz, followed by 40 GHz. There is more… Read more...

Intel
Nov 02, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

Intel sees both 3GPP (Rel-15 and beyond, IMT-2020) and IEEE-based technologies (WiFi 6 and beyond, WiGig) playing an important role in 5G deployments. It considers that 5G will rely on licensed spectrum – low-band below 2 GHz, mid-band 2-6 GHz and high-band above 24 GHz – and license-exempt spectrum which… Read more...

Nokia
Nov 02, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

Nokia supports a wide range of low, mid (particularly 3.5 GHz) and high-band spectrum for 5G and is advocating for the release of a swath of mmWave bands in the widest possible contiguous frequency ranges. After 26 GHz and 28 GHz, Nokia regards 37-43.5 GHz as the next promising band… Read more...

Cisco
Nov 02, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

While Cisco supports licensed low, mid and high-band spectrum for 5G, its priority is the release of additional license-exempt spectrum in the 5 GHz, 6 GHz and high-band 60/70/80 GHz ranges. Read more...

Qualcomm
Nov 02, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

In addition to sub-1 GHz spectrum, Qualcomm identifies key frequency ranges for early 5G New Radio deployments globally as 3.3-5 GHz, 26 GHz and 28 GHz, followed by 37-43.5 GHz. Read more...

Huawei
Nov 02, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

Huawei identifies C-Band spectrum as a priority for 5G deployments with the greatest potential for global harmonisation. Regarding WRC-19 IMT candidate bands, Huawei also expects that after 26 GHz and 28 GHz, 40 GHz will become a widely harmonized band globally. Read more...

Ericsson
Nov 02, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

Ericsson considers that existing mobile spectrum like C-Band and 26 GHz will be in high demand for 5G networks in the first instance, along with 28 GHz. Ericsson expects that the majority of mmWave bands under consideration at WRC-19 will become key bands for the provision of ultra-high speed and… Read more...

Samsung
Nov 02, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

In addition to the 3.5 GHz band (and the wider mid-band spectrum in the 3.3-5 GHz range), Samsung’s priorities for 5G spectrum are the mmWave bands 26, 28 GHz and 40 GHz. Samsung supports a IMT identification for 26 GHz, 40 GHz and 66-76 GHz at WRC-19. Read more...

Apple
Nov 01, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

Apple supports policies that facilitate the more effective use of existing spectrum and flexible licensing frameworks, including spectrum sharing, that encourage investment and innovation. Apple is a strong proponent of more balanced spectrum policies that identify and allocate new unlicensed spectrum resources. Read more...

Amazon
Nov 01, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

Amazon has broad interests in spectrum resources across a range of bands that are predominantly unlicensed. Many of Amazon’s devices and services rely on unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum as do its fulfillment centers. Its proposed drone and autonomous vehicle delivery systems will require access to spectrum. Amazon is also positioning to… Read more...