Tag: Japan
Will private 5G generate demand for mmWave spectrum?
Sep 30, 2021
by Toby Youell

Despite all of the controversy surrounding identifying spectrum for mobile broadband above 24 GHz, most of the recent 5G deployments have been in the mid-band frequencies, specially around 3.5 GHz. Earlier this year, acting FCC Commissioner, Jessica Rosenworcel, praised the FCC's pivot from high-bands to mid-bands. But as we document… Read more...

Beauty contests assignments tie with auctions in Q2 2021
Jul 15, 2021
by Toby Youell

Auctions may have become the default way to assign spectrum, but the last quarter saw just as many beauty contests. A total of 11,076 MHz of changed or new entries were included in the latest update to the PolicyTracker Spectrum Database (PSD), including an equal number of beauty contests and auctions.… Read more...

New Japan profile: seeking a 6G Gold Medal
Jun 25, 2021
by Toby Youell

One of the side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the postponement of many sporting events. The 2020 Olympics, for example, will take place this Summer 2021. Probably. During initial preparations for 5G, both the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were… Read more...

Japan: Rakuten beats three rivals to 40 MHz of 5G spectrum
May 11, 2021
by Richard Handford

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) award of 2 x 20 MHz to Rakuten Mobile doubled the newcomer’s holdings in the 1.7 GHz band, although the latest allocation is less generous than it first appears. 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...

32 GHz
Apr 28, 2021
by Toby Youell

The 31.8-33.4 GHz band, also referred to as 32 GHz, does not currently have a global mobile allocation but can be used for 5G in the US. A worldwide 5G identification was discussed but rejected at WRC-19. Read more...

Above 90 GHz
Apr 28, 2021
by Toby Youell

Using spectrum above 90 GHz for mobile is in the experimental phase, perhaps for “6G”. There are no prospects for its immediate IMT identification. 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...

2.6 GHz
Apr 16, 2021
by Toby Youell

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