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United States
May 31, 2022
by Laura Sear

The world’s biggest economy continues to lead in spectrum policy innovation Read more...

Spectrum for private networks: variance in policy approaches
Apr 26, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

As a growing number of nations move to assign spectrum for private local networks there is a wide variance in approaches – not only in terms of spectrum policy. Local licensing frameworks are also highly fragmented across parameters including definitions of local coverage areas, spectrum usage conditions and spectrum fees. Read more...

26 and 28 GHz: a global overview of recent awards
Jan 27, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

Nations worldwide are assigning 26 GHz spectrum, and to a lesser degree 28 GHz, for IMT. This Research Note catalogues the status of 26 and 28 GHz spectrum awards in a representative sample of nations, identifying regional variations and trends. Read more...

Private 5G: a wide range of spectrum options
Sep 29, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

The regulatory landscape for 5G verticals remains highly fragmented. There are a wide range of  spectrum access options to meet the vertical sectors’ requirements, but two bands – 3.8 - 4.2 GHz and 26/28 GHz – are emerging as the most popular choices for private networks. Read more...

United States (2021)
Aug 04, 2021
by Toby Youell

The world’s biggest economy continues to lead in spectrum policy innovation Read more...

Mar 17, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

Verizon was the big winner in the 2020 Federal Communications Commission's 3.7 GHz (C-band) auction, boosting its sub-6 GHz holdings by 120 percent. The spectrum will be a "critical component" of its 5G strategy, but the operator is also interested in 6 GHz and 3.45 - 3.55 GHz. Read more...

COVID-19 drives greater flexibility in spectrum policies
Sep 14, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

COVID-19 has placed unprecedented demand on wireless networks with changes to traffic patterns, bandwidth consumption and user connectivity requirements that will endure beyond the pandemic. Against this background, the response of a number of spectrum regulators has been agile and innovative. COVID-19 has turned traditional spectrum assignment mechanisms on their… Read more...

Deutsche Telekom (2020)
Jan 06, 2020
by Dugie Standeford

Deutsche Telekom's spectrum focus continues to be 5G, with auction gains in Germany and the U.S., and final approval for US subsidiary T-Mobile's merger with rival Sprint.  5G "will revolutionize digitization," opening the path to the Internet of Things and autonomous driving, but not unless Europe changes its spectrum policy,… Read more...

United States (2020)
Dec 09, 2019
by Toby Youell

The world’s biggest economy is working to maintain its lead on 5G by assigning vast amounts of the mmWave spectrum, and will try to release a portion of the 3.7 – 4.2 GHz band. Read more...

Verizon (2020)
Dec 05, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

In October 2018, US carrier Verizon's 5G Home Internet became the world's first service offering explicitly branded 5G.  Verizon's spectrum focus is currently on 3.7-4.2 GHz (C-Band), 6 GHz and the upper 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 47 GHz bands. Read more...