Tag: 5G
Outages show the need to think clearly about national security
Dec 10, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

An O2 network failure in the UK has shown how mobile underpins vital infrastructure but is Huawei the right target for our national security fears? Even the EU is now expressing concerns. Chinese technology companies are an emerging powerhouse and banning them may soon be impractical as well as self-defeating. Read more...

AT&T
Dec 06, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

US and Mexican operator AT&T is investing heavily in 5G and plans to be the first US provider to offer services in the technology. It launched an LTE-M low-power wide-area network in 2017, and in 2019 intends to roll out Voice over LTE for LTE-M. Its current spectrum priorities include… Read more...

EU report lays out 5G recommendations for member states
Dec 06, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Spectrum assignments and small cell deployment appear to be the most critical issues for 5G, according to an EU study published recently.  Read more...

80 – 90 GHz
Nov 30, 2018
by Patrick Gahan

Prospects for an IMT identification in this range are remote as industry stakeholders and administrations have shown little interest in the ITU candidate band of 81-86 GHz.  What work is being done on developing 5G technology in this band is still largely experimental and many years away from being fully… Read more...

5G bands overview
Nov 30, 2018
by Martin Sims

The frequencies most likely to win approval as 5G candidate bands at WRC-19 are 26 GHz and the bands around 40 GHz. However, 28 GHz, which is outside the ITU process, is already being used for 5G in the USA and will become one of the key global bands. 3.3-3.8… Read more...

3 – 6 GHz
Nov 30, 2018
by Patrick Gahan

The 3-6 GHz range is home to 3.3 - 3.8 GHz, where the first 5G services are likely to be deployed in most countries. It includes a less popular 5G option, 3.7 - 4.2 GHz, a predominantly Asian 5G band at 4.4 -5 GHz as well as the 5 GHz… Read more...

20 – 30 GHz
Nov 29, 2018
by Patrick Gahan

26 GHz and 28 GHz have emerged as the premier 5G bands in mmWave spectrum with the 26 GHz having the most global support. But differences over the protection conditions for earth observation satellites in the adjacent band will lead into great discussions at WRC-19. 28 GHz, however, is already being… Read more...

30 – 40 GHz
Nov 29, 2018
by Patrick Gahan

Of the two WRC-19 candidate bands in this range 37 GHz has a good prospect of a 5G identification but 32 GHz is now lacking any support from administrations. Read more...

70 – 80 GHz
Nov 29, 2018
by Patrick Gahan

WRC-19 is studying 66-76 GHz for possible 5G usage and there is reasonable support for the lower section, 66-71 GHz, but very little for the upper part, 71-76 GHz, although the USA is its strongest advocate. Read more...

GSMA issues 5G spectrum warning a year before WRC-19
Nov 28, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

The mobile industry association says legislators are not keeping up with the spectrum requirements of mobile network operators (MNOs). It claims that with less than a year to go to the next World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), this means the future of 5G could be in doubt.  Read more...