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6 GHz unlicensed: the regional picture
Jun 30, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Following the FCC’s April 2020 decision to permit unlicensed use of the entire 6 GHz band in the US, many nations are following suit either for the whole band or portions of it. This Research Note gives an overview of the approaches in each region. Read more...

6 GHz unlicensed: the range of technical approaches
Jun 30, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

International interest in unlicensed use of 6 GHz is growing but there is considerable variety in the range of policies being adopted. Some countries are making the whole band available, some only the lower portion and a range of power limits are also being used.  This Research Note categories the… Read more...

6 GHz unlicensed: national policies and proposals – download complete table
Jun 30, 2021
by PolicyTracker

Use this page to download the source data for the national 6 GHz policies and proposals table. Available as PDF, Excel or CSV file using the buttons below Read more...

6 GHz: maps and tables at a glance
Jun 29, 2021
by PolicyTracker

Maps and tables giving a global picture of planned and implemented 6 GHz policies. Read more...

6 GHz unlicensed: detailed overview of national policies and proposals
Jun 24, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

This downloadable table shows agreed and proposed policies for the unlicensed use of 6 GHz in over 40 countries and is updated every three months. Read more...

Japan
Jun 15, 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...

Australia
Jun 14, 2021
by Richard Handford

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