Tag: Canada
Four countries reveal five ways to sell the C-Band
Aug 04, 2021
by Toby Youell

The C-Band, comprising frequencies around 3.5 GHz, are widely considered crucial for 5G networks. Canada's nationwide operators, only able to bid on a limited portion of the 3450 - 3650 MHz, competed aggressively this Summer and ended up paying an average of $2.61/MHz/POP, a new record for the band. The… Read more...

Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Huawei identifies C-Band spectrum as a priority for 5G deployments with the greatest potential for global harmonization. Huawei considers that the 6 GHz band is essential for sustainable development of 5G in the next 10 years and also favours the licensing of mmWave spectrum for 5G across a range of bands.… Read more...

Canada joins growing list of countries taking unlicensed approach to 6 GHz
May 27, 2021
by Toby Youell

The Canadian government has announced its decision to make available 1200 MHz of 6 GHz spectrum for unlicensed services, joining the US, Brazil, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica and Peru who have adopted the same policy. It is a major accomplishment for advocates of unlicensed spectrum, chief among them being the OTT… Read more...

Canada 3650 – 4200 MHz
May 24, 2021
by Toby Youell

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

6 GHz
Apr 28, 2021
by Toby Youell

Many regulators are making this band available for unlicensed/licence exempt services, but the mobile industry may gain some access to this spectrum too. Read more...

40 GHz
Apr 16, 2021
by Toby Youell

The frequencies around 40 GHz are second tier mmWave 5G bands, regarded as less of a priority than 26 or 28 GHz. WRC-19 saw all of the band identified for IMT. Read more...

28 GHz
Apr 16, 2021
by Toby Youell

The first mmWave to be deployed for 5G services: 28 GHz has already been assigned in several major economies. Read more...

3.7 – 4.2 GHz
Apr 16, 2021
by Toby Youell

A key 5G band in the US and Japan. These frequencies have been considered peripheral in the rest of the world, and are in some cases are available on a shared basis. US operators bought 280 MHz of this band in Q1 2021 for record prices. Read more...

2.3 GHz
Apr 13, 2021
by Toby Youell

2.3 GHz is used extensively in Asia-Pacific and has a growing role in Europe. Read more...

600 MHz
Apr 07, 2021
by Toby Youell

The band is currently only licensed in two countries: the USA and Canada, although Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and a growing number of other economies plan to award 600 MHz. Its long term prospects are intertwined with the future of terrestrial broadcasting. Read more...