Tag: ITU
PolicyTracker’s 4G and 5G Spectrum Guide

For the past three years we have published the leading resource for sector professionals seeking to understand future directions in 4G and 5G spectrum. The new edition has been updated for 2019 and is now available for purchase. For the first time it includes an analysis of the satellite sector,… Read more...

80 – 90 GHz
Nov 30, 2018
by Patrick Gahan

Prospects for an IMT identification in this range are remote as industry stakeholders and administrations have shown little interest in the ITU candidate band of 81-86 GHz.  What work is being done on developing 5G technology in this band is still largely experimental and many years away from being fully… Read more...

90 GHz and above
Nov 30, 2018
by Patrick Gahan

There is some use of spectrum around 90 GHz for backhaul services but the further development of services in in these higher bands is currently in the experimental stage. It has the support of some stakeholders and regulators but most are concentrating on lower 5G bands. There are no ITU… Read more...

5G bands overview
Nov 30, 2018
by Martin Sims

The frequencies most likely to win approval as 5G candidate bands at WRC-19 are 26 GHz and the bands around 40 GHz. However, 28 GHz, which is outside the ITU process, is already being used for 5G in the USA and will become one of the key global bands. 3.3-3.8… Read more...

ITU plans move to “smart” headquarters in Geneva
Nov 12, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) plan to move to its new headquarters is to go ahead, subject to the approval of the ITU Council. The new building would open its doors in 2025.  Read more...

Spectrum sharing in space could prove controversial at WRC-19
Nov 07, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

The rapid development of sub-orbital technology means that space flight will soon be a reality, the ITU says. Read more...

Mario Maniewicz elected as ITU-R director
Nov 05, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Officials from the Americas region secured the leadership of two out of three Bureaus in the ITU elections, which were held during the first week of the organisation's 20th Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai. This is the first time candidates from the Americas have secured any of the three top jobs since… Read more...

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference to elect next ITU-R director
Oct 29, 2018
by Toby Youell

Francois Rancy, the current director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau, the executive arm of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R), is stepping down after two terms in the role. His replacement will be elected at the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference, to be held in Dubai for three weeks starting today.  Read more...

FCC Commissioner launches second attack on ITU
Aug 14, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Michael O’Rielly has again warned that the US could withdraw funding from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), criticising its staff and accusing the organisation of straying from its core mission.  Read more...

RSPG WRC 19 Consultation
Jun 25, 2018
by Patrick Gahan

The Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) is holding a public consultation on the group's draft opinion on next year's World Radio Conference (WRC-19). The RSPG consultation document can be found here. Read more...