Tag: italy
Is Asia keener than Europe on millimetre wave bands?
Feb 07, 2020
by Richard Handford

The statistics would suggest so. A new report from the European Commission’s 5G Observatory says that Italy is the only country in the 27-member European Union that has assigned spectrum in the 26 GHz band. Compare that with Asia, where South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan have awarded 26… Read more...

26 GHz
Jan 18, 2020
by Toby Youell

26 GHz is likely to be the first mmWave 5G band in China and Europe. 2019 saw a chipset to support the band, but the need to prevent interference to satellite monitoring services prompted regulators to agree at WRC-19 on some limits on the band. Read more...

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

Less than 5% of Italy's land mass is made up of 'intensively built-up' areas and is inhabited by over 65% of the population. Additionally, 17% of the land mass, over 50,000 km2, is uninhabited, located mainly in the central and northern regions. Read more...

Vendor overview (2019)
Dec 18, 2018
by Catherine Viola

Regarding 5G identification at WRC-19, vendors support 26 GHz but expect bandwidth to be restricted by interference concerns; they also back 40 GHz and 66-76 GHz, while accepting that 32 GHz will not win approval. They are also argue that licensing of 5G spectrum for mobile operators should be prioritised… Read more...

Qualcomm (2019)
Dec 17, 2018
by Catherine Viola

Qualcomm sees 40 GHz as very promising for the second wave of mmWave spectrum for 5G, The company is also interested in a 5G spectrum sharing initiative being pioneered in Italy and the possibility of licences aimed at new industrial applications. Read more...

Can regulators be as irrational as the rest of us?
Nov 26, 2018
by Richard Handford

Behavioural economics argues that consumers often reach illogical decisions, rather than always acting in their own interests. They are not the only ones. Perhaps regulators can be guilty of this as well. A paper by James Cooper of George Mason University School of Law and William Kovacic from the George… Read more...

Italy’s 5G auction is over, but will the €6.5bn spectrum investment ever pay off?
Oct 03, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Italy's auction for 5G spectrum has exceeded everyone's expectations, netting over €6.5 billion after 14 days of intense bidding. The amount raised is more than double the country’s initial target, surpasses the €3.9 billion raised in the 4G multi-band auction held in 2011 and could be compared to 3G auctions in the… Read more...

L-Band (2019)
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...

Research update: The spectrum market in Europe’s four biggest economies

Although 26 GHz is a long term prospect for the development of new mobile services in Europe, the region’s immediate hopes are pinned on two bands: 700 MHz and 3.5 GHz. Read more...

Italy open to changing 5G auction plan
Apr 10, 2017
by Kane Mumford

An auction of 2 x 50 MHz in the 3.6-3.7 GHz band had been planned but officials are now considering a much wider release of spectrum next year. According to Qualcomm’s director of government affairs Luigi Ardito, trials could begin as early as August. Read more...