Tag: China
Chinese support would boost 700 MHz across Asia
Apr 05, 2019
by Richard Handford

China appears to be getting closer to releasing the 700 MHz band for mobile use. The benefits of the band for mobile broadband, including rural and in-building coverage, are well documented. Chinese support, as well as making 700 MHz available domestically, would enable neighbouring Hong Kong and Macau to move ahead… Read more...

China: population density map and data
Dec 27, 2018
by Chetan Chauhan-Sims

1% of China's land mass is made up of 'intensively built-up' areas and is home to 36% of the population, almost 500 million people. A larger 11% of the land mass is made up of 'built-up' areas and is inhabited by a further 35% of the population. 20% of the… Read more...

China Telecom-backed new entrant has big ambitions for the Philippines
Nov 30, 2018
by Richard Handford

Mislatel, the China Telecom-backed mobile newcomer in the Philippines, has committed to covering more than a third of the country’s population a year after launch. The consensus is that it can be done, but that might not be the operator's biggest challenge.  Read more...

40 – 50 GHz
Nov 29, 2018
by Patrick Gahan

40 GHz and 42 GHz have good prospects for 5G identification at WRC-19 with wide support from both industry and government. A third band - 47 GHz - has less support from regional bodies but is due to be auctioned for 5G in the USA in 2019.  Read more...

The 700 MHz band is still unavailable for mobile broadband in many Asian countries
Nov 02, 2018
by Richard Handford

Many countries across the Asia-Pacific region are still waiting to see the benefits of the digital dividend, available through the sought-after 700 MHz band.  Read more...

AWS-4
Sep 28, 2018
by Toby Youell

A recent addition to the AWS group of 3G and 4G bands used in the Americas; allocated for mobile satellite services in most countries. Read more...

3.3 – 3.8 GHz
Sep 28, 2018
by Toby Youell

The premier mid-range global 5G band. Many countries plan to assign at least 300 MHz of spectrum in this band for 5G networks. In the short-run, usage is likely to be dominated by 4G for capacity constrained areas or FWA in rural areas. Read more...

L-Band
Sep 27, 2018
by Toby Youell

Mobile vies with other services to use this 4G/5G band; Europe is studying extending the 40 MHz block that it has already harmonised for this service. Read more...

Indonesia demos 5G in Asian Games and targets 2022 for full launch
Aug 10, 2018
by Richard Handford

Indonesia is a huge market but its vast archipelago of islands means satellite is vitally important. The country is currently studying which bands can be used for 5G without compromising its existing services. Read more...

Mobile penetration is higher without auctions, study claims
Apr 04, 2018
by Richard Handford

The auction versus beauty contest debate is alive and well in the mobile industry as it heads towards 5G contests. Read more...