More about "1800 MHz"
Open RAN implications for spectrum strategies and government policies
May 04, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Greenfield operators are deploying Open RAN-based networks using frequencies across a range of spectrum bands, including mmWave spectrum. Read more...

Open RAN implications for the wireless industry
May 04, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Are the network economics of traditional 5G networks unsustainable? 5G operators are spending billions of dollars building out networks with increasing operational complexities also adding to costs. At the same time ARPU is languishing. Can Open RAN solve the problem? Read more...

Orange
Mar 24, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

French carrier Orange continues to broaden the reach of its 4G network, with 214 million mobile customers worldwide, according to its 2020 annual report. It has deployed 5G in several countries and is looking ahead to 6G. Read more...

Vodafone
Mar 24, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

The Vodafone Group's mission is to "connect for a better future," according to its 2020 annual report. It wants to connect over 250 million people to its next-generation networks by 2025 and is "investing significantly" in network infrastructure and coverage. Vodafone is a key player in the move toward Open… Read more...

China Mobile
Mar 18, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

Granted a 5G commercial licence in June 2019, China Mobile is now focused on strengthening and updating its existing businesses, exploring new growth areas and adding value to mobile customer services through such things as smart home operations (5G+). As of June 2020, it had 947 million mobile customers, with… Read more...

AT&T
Mar 18, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

US and Mexican operator AT&T won 80 MHz of C-band spectrum in the 2020 FCC auction and plans to start deploying it by the end of 2021. It remains focused on expanding connectivity, with 5G a key priority. Read more...

NTT Docomo
Mar 18, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest telecommunications company, now serving over 80 million customers, as of its 2020 annual report, with advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and an LTE-Advanced network. It plans to roll out 5G networks in the 2020s. Read more...

Deutsche Telekom
Mar 18, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

Deutsche Telekom's long-stated goal has been to be the "leading European telco," an aim not only achieved but surpassed despite the "difficult market environment and the negative impact of coronavirus," management board chairman Tim Höttges claimed in the company's 2020 annual report. And, following its merger with Sprint, US subsidiary… Read more...

An introduction to spectrum refarming
Jul 01, 2020
by Catherine Viola

Why do operators want to repurpose their spectrum?  What policies and technologies underpin spectrum refarming? Which are the crucial 2G and 3G bands? Read more...

India (2020)
Dec 09, 2019
by Richard Handford

The Modi government is intent on modernising spectrum policy but its attempts to reduce reserve prices in the upcoming mega-auction are meeting heavy resistance. Read more...