Tag: Verticals
Spectrum Summit offers first hand insight into German success story
Jun 11, 2021
by Martin Sims

What is the best way of ensuring that vertical industries can get access to 5G spectrum? That is a difficult question which may not have a one-size-fits-all answer. Is the solution: Requiring MNOs to provide services to verticals (France in 3.5 GHz)? Local licensing in reserved spectrum (Germany in 3.5… Read more...

Brussels warns against divergence over 5G spectrum for verticals
May 26, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

A key European Commission spectrum official has warned against inconsistencies in spectrum policies for 5G verticals and highlighted the need for an EU-wide harmonised strategy. Read more...

RSPG consultation on additional spectrum needs and guidance on the fast rollout of future wireless broadband networks
Feb 15, 2021
by Toby Youell

The high-level advisory group to the European Commission, the Radio Spectrum Policy Group, has issued a consultation on a new draft Opinion regarding spectrum policy for wireless broadband networks. The new draft opinion emphasises the need for mid-band spectrum for mobile services, and the need for more spectrum for vertical… Read more...

Regulators take fragmented approach to 5G private networks
Jun 29, 2020
by Toby Youell

Spectrum has been described as "the oxygen for the internet", but historically frequencies that are usable for mobile broadband has been only available on a nationwide basis. Realistically, only mobile operators have been able to obtain this spectrum. But as other industries try to take advantage of internet capabilities, particularly… Read more...

Wide national policy divergence for 5G vertical spectrum
Jun 29, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

Vertical industries seeking to gain 5G connectivity are facing a complex and disparate international policy environment. Approaches range from no specific spectrum for verticals; to Germany’s reserved frequencies; the UK’s embrace of sharing; and the CBRS system in the USA.  Read more...

German airline gets into 5G via deals with Vodafone and Nokia
Mar 05, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

Lufthansa has unveiled two innovation projects to test out 5G private networks at Hamburg airport, claiming to be the first company outside Asia to operate a standalone 5G network in an industrial environment.  Read more...

WRC-19 decisions build momentum around licensed 6 GHz spectrum
Mar 04, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

WRC-19 directs WRC-23 to consider an IMT identification for 6425-7025 MHz in Region 1 and 7025-7125 MHz globally. This decision once again pits cellular 3GPP proponents strongly against their IEEE focused Wi-Fi counterparts and it will be the subject of intensive debate and lobbying over the next 4 years. Read more...

Finland consults on 26 GHz band auction
Feb 12, 2020
by Jonathan Watson

Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications has launched a consultation on its proposed 26 GHz auction. It plans to launch the procedure in summer 2020.  Read more...

Battles over mid-band spectrum continue in Europe
Feb 06, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

A long-running row over 5G spectrum intensified last week when the mobile and industrial sector clashed again over access to the 3.5 GHz band.  Read more...

5G verticals
Oct 11, 2019
by Toby Youell

This year we have published a six-section “Spectrum 101” that sets out the fundamentals of modern spectrum management. This week we turn out attention to 5G verticals - the idea that the next generation of mobile networks will focus on industrial applications, rather than the mass consumer market. This widespread… Read more...