Tag: mmWave
Decade-defining moments for spectrum policy
Dec 30, 2019
by PolicyTracker

What were the key events which shaped spectrum management over the past ten years? We asked PolicyTracker staff and they gave a wide range of answers, including the growth of spectrum sharing, the US incentive auction, social networking going mobile and the banning of Huawei. Read more...

Major Japanese companies show interest in local 5G
Dec 06, 2019
by Richard Handford

The possibility of acquiring their own localised 5G spectrum is attracting the attention of well-known Japanese companies, although not solely from the sector one might expect.  Read more...

Google
Nov 04, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

Google remains focused on the use of unlicensed spectrum. Submissions to regulators in past months showed particular interest in maximised access to mid-band spectrum and in greater use of dynamic spectrum sharing. Read more...

Apple (September 2019)
Nov 01, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

Apple supports policies that facilitate the more effective use of existing spectrum and flexible licensing frameworks, including spectrum sharing, that encourage investment and innovation. Apple is a strong proponent of more balanced spectrum policies that identify and allocate new unlicensed spectrum resources. Read more...

GSMA reiterates concerns over high spectrum prices
Oct 10, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Ahead of WRC-19, mobile industry association the GSMA has again warned that high spectrum prices are bad news for consumers in both developing and developed markets.  Read more...

United States
Oct 09, 2019
by Toby Youell

The world’s biggest economy is working to maintain its lead on 5G by assigning vast amounts of the mmWave spectrum, and will try to release a portion of the 3.7 – 4.2 GHz band. Read more...

mmWave bands may not be the answer in lower ARPU Asian countries
Sep 25, 2019
by Richard Handford

Watch any presentation made by a government official from an Asian country and 5G sounds tantalising.  Their powerpoint slides frequently use terms like "industrial revolution 4.0" and explain how their country will be a prime beneficiary from early adoption as applications such as smart factories powered by mmWave band-based networks… Read more...

ITU meeting exposes disagreements over 26 GHz band
Sep 11, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Last week’s ITU inter-regional workshop highlighted just how divided member states are when it comes to identifying 5G bands, in particular the 26 GHz band.  Read more...

China sets timeline for mmWave bands
Jul 09, 2019
by Richard Handford

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) plans to announce which millimetre wave (mmWave) bands the country will use for 5G by December 2019, with 26 GHz the obvious candidate.  Read more...

Demand remains stagnant as Europe struggles to award 26 GHz
Jul 01, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

The director of spectrum at Sweden's regulator, Jonas Wessel, who also chairs the EU advisory body the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG), told delegates at the 14th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference that there was “very limited demand” for the 26 GHz range.  Read more...