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Australia
Jun 14, 2021
by Richard Handford

In Australia, spectrum is considered an instrument to promote competition in the mobile market. Read more...

Japan
Jun 14, 2021
by Richard Handford

The country’s three established operators – NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank – all launched commercial 5G service in March 2020, while newcomer Rakuten Mobile arrived on the scene six months later. Read more...

China
Jun 14, 2021
by Richard Handford

An increase to competition in the mobile market and maximising the rollout speed of 5G are driving China’s spectrum policy Read more...

Vendors Overview
Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Vendors generally agree that spectrum in the 3 GHz range is prime 5G spectrum, with varying views on the service rules that apply to different 3 GHz sub-bands. There is strong divergence in vendor’s views on the 5925 - 7125 MHz range in terms of its licensing status and technical… Read more...

Ericsson
Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Ericsson supports the proritisation of dedicated licensed spectrum for 5G and other flexible-use services. Ericsson is a proponent of the release of as much spectrum as possible in the 3 GHz range for licensed mobile services and cautions that decisions on unlicensed use of the upper 6 GHz band should… Read more...

Nokia
Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Nokia is a strong, long-time advocate of opening the entire 3.5 GHz range of bands, from 3.3 to 4.2 GHz, for 5G use in the US and elsewhere. Nokia is also advocating for the licensing of a swath of mmWave bands in the widest possible contiguous frequency ranges. It also… Read more...

Samsung
Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

In addition to the 3.5 GHz band, Samsung’s priority is on the release of high-band mmWave spectrum – 26 GHz, 28 GHz and 37-43.5 GHz – for 5G. Samsung supports nationwide licensed 3.5 GHz spectrum and sees prospects for local area licensing in the 3.7-4.2 GHz range. For 26 GHz,… Read more...

Qualcomm
Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Qualcomm supports the continued identification of underutilised spectrum for 5G across sub-1 GHz, mid- and high-bands for licensed, unlicensed, and shared use. Qualcomm considers that spectrum should be prioritised for use by 5G cellular technologies, including vertical industry use-cases such as IoT. Qualcomm supports local licensing frameworks only to the… Read more...

Huawei
Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Huawei identifies C-Band spectrum as a priority for 5G deployments with the greatest potential for global harmonization. Huawei considers that the 6 GHz band is essential for sustainable development of 5G in the next 10 years and also favours the licensing of mmWave spectrum for 5G across a range of bands.… Read more...

Intel
Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Intel considers that to enable 5G there is a need to make sufficient spectrum available; including licensed spectrum (in low-band, mid-band and high-band), as well as unlicensed spectrum in the 5 - 6 GHz and 60 GHz ranges. Read more...