Tag: China
China becomes spectrum exceptionalist
Jun 16, 2021
by Toby Youell

Spectrum managers have typically valued international coordination. Not only do radio emissions not respect borders, but a single country cannot possibly demand enough radio equipment to push down prices to make them widely affordable. When these problems are successfully solved, and countries move together on spectrum management, great things can… Read more...

26 GHz
Apr 29, 2021
by Toby Youell

26 GHz is considered the first mmWave 5G band in China and Europe. Read more...

4.9 GHz
Apr 28, 2021
by Toby Youell

A 5G-only band that could form an attractive alternative or complement to the C-Band in Asia, Africa, and the former Soviet Union. Its use in the West is limited by military and public safety considerations. Read more...

71 – 76 GHz and 81 – 86 GHz
Apr 28, 2021
by Toby Youell

A potential IMT identification in these bands was rejected at WRC-19, but they may be considered again in some form at WRC-27. Some countries are focussing regulatory efforts for the band on fixed links. Read more...

2.6 GHz
Apr 16, 2021
by Toby Youell

A promising future 5G band, currently used around the world for 4G. 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...

450 MHz
Mar 10, 2021
by Toby Youell

Although it was one of the pioneer mobile bands, 450 MHz has not been widely used in the past twenty years. However, companies are now seeing potential in using both the 450 MHz and adjacent 400 MHz bands for niche use cases. Read more...

Unmanned aircraft systems: Traffic management systems and their spectrum requirements
Nov 25, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

The proliferation of a diverse range of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), particularly those operating at low-altitude, is challenging traditional air traffic management systems where traditional airspace classifications and rules of flight do not map to drone operations. Read more...

Webinar: The 6 GHz Debate (15 July)
Jun 12, 2020
by PolicyTracker

6 GHz is a key spectrum sharing battleground and the lines are firmly drawn as we approach the next ITU World Radio Conference, WRC-23, where there is a contentious proposal to identify sections of the band for mobile broadband (IMT). This is supported by China, some Asia Pacific countries, the… Read more...

China is unusual in how it uses network sharing
Jun 11, 2020
by Richard Handford

The recent 5G infrastructure deal between China Mobile and China Broadcast Network (CBN) is shaped by competition policy, while elsewhere in Asia similar agreements are more likely to result from spectrum shortages. Read more...