Tag: 6 GHz
The shape of discussions on a possible future mid-band: 7/8 GHz
Jan 06, 2021
by Toby Youell

The FCC's ongoing auction of the 3.7 - 3.98 GHz band, which has raised $78.5 billion and counting, appears to confirm mid-bands' value for the mobile industry. So what next for the mid-bands? Another high-profile band, 6 GHz, is the subject of a worldwide fight between advocates of mobile broadband… Read more...

Brazilian consultation on unlicensed access to 6 GHz band
Dec 20, 2020
by Toby Youell

December 20, 2020: These proposals are now available for public comment until January 24, 2021. December 11, 2020 The Brazilian regulator, Anatel, has decided to issue a consultation on allowing unlicensed devices to use the 6 GHz band. According to a press release, the document will propose making the entire… Read more...

Colombian consultation on 6 GHz
Dec 17, 2020
by Toby Youell

The Colombian Ministry of ICT and the National Spectrum Agency have issued a joint consultation on the possibility of making available the 5925 - 7125 MHz band for unlicensed and/or mobile services. The consultation is available for public comment until January 18.   Read more...

Mexican consultation on 6 GHz band
Dec 17, 2020
by Toby Youell

December 17, 2020: The IFT has extended this consultation until January 19. November 9, 2020 Mexico's regulator, the IFT, has published a questionnaire concerning the 5925 - 7125 MHz band. The regulator says the consultation will inform its future planning and administration for the band. The consultation is available for… Read more...

Argentina consultation on 6 GHz
Dec 17, 2020
by Toby Youell

Argentina's public innovation secretariat has reportedly issued a consultation seeking comment on making the available the 5925 - 6425 MHz band for shared services. The consultation is reportedly open for 30 working days, until January 26, 2021. Read more...

Americas open up for 6 GHz Wi-Fi
Dec 16, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

Brazil is moving ahead with its plan to open the entire 6 GHz band for unlicensed use. More countries in the region, including Canada, Colombia and Mexico, could soon follow. Read more...

UK consultation on licence exemption at 870 – 874.4 MHz and 6 GHz, and licensing of 57 – 71 GHz
Dec 07, 2020
by Toby Youell

The UK regulator, Ofcom, has issued a consultation on changes to licence exemption for Wireless Telegraphy Devices and on licensing equipment at 57 - 71 GHz. The proposed Regulations would implement its earlier decision to allow Wi-Fi in the 6 GHz band and would align technical conditions for some devices… Read more...

Canadian consultation on unlicensed access to 6 GHz band
Nov 20, 2020
by Toby Youell

The Canadian regulator, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), has issued a consultation about potentially making available the 5925 - 7125 MHz band on an unlicensed basis. According to the document, ISED is considering adopting a similar approach to the United States. In that approach, parts of the band… Read more...

ITU-R director warns of difficulties for unlicensed use of 6 GHz band
Nov 09, 2020
by Toby Youell

Mario Maniewicz, director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau, has warned of the possible unintended consequences of making the 6 GHz band available for unlicensed services. Read more...

Peruvian consultation on unlicensed 6 GHz and awards in the 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands
Nov 05, 2020
by Toby Youell

The Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications has issued a consultation on making the 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz band available through an auction. It also proposes to make 500 MHz of the 6 GHz band available for unlicensed services. The document is available for public comment until December 3. Read more...