Tag: Wi-Fi
Untangling the 6 GHz band
Jul 07, 2021
by Toby Youell

One of the clearest spectrum management trends in the last few years is the allocation of the 6 GHz band for licence-exempt/unlicensed services. With some notable exceptions (such as China), the vast majority of the G20 group, which represents around 90% of global economic activity, have made significant moves to… Read more...

Australia
Jun 14, 2021
by Richard Handford

In Australia, spectrum is considered an instrument to promote competition in the mobile market. Read more...

Vendors Overview
Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Vendors generally agree that spectrum in the 3 GHz range is prime 5G spectrum, with varying views on the service rules that apply to different 3 GHz sub-bands. There is strong divergence in vendor’s views on the 5925 - 7125 MHz range in terms of its licensing status and technical… Read more...

Nokia
Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Nokia is a strong, long-time advocate of opening the entire 3.5 GHz range of bands, from 3.3 to 4.2 GHz, for 5G use in the US and elsewhere. Nokia is also advocating for the licensing of a swath of mmWave bands in the widest possible contiguous frequency ranges. It also… Read more...

Intel
Jun 03, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Intel considers that to enable 5G there is a need to make sufficient spectrum available; including licensed spectrum (in low-band, mid-band and high-band), as well as unlicensed spectrum in the 5 - 6 GHz and 60 GHz ranges. Read more...

Apple
Jun 03, 2021
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 bring more licensed and license-exempt spectrum into use. Read more...

Cisco
Jun 02, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

While Cisco supports licensed low-, mid- and high-band spectrum for 5G, its priority is the release of additional unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz, 6 GHz and high-band 60/70/80 GHz ranges. Cisco believes that the workhorse of digital networks now and in the future, is license-exempt spectrum, which it considers… Read more...

US consultation on technical aspects related to 5.9 GHz access
May 03, 2021
by Toby Youell

May 3, 2021: This consultation, with some corrected errors, has been published in the Federal Register. It is available for public comment until June 2, while reply comments are due by July 2. November 18, 2020 The FCC unanimously approved the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The dates to comment on… Read more...

6 GHz
Apr 28, 2021
by Toby Youell

Many regulators are making this band available for unlicensed/licence exempt services, but the mobile industry may gain some access to this spectrum too. Read more...

5 GHz
Apr 16, 2021
by Toby Youell

5 GHz is a key Wi-Fi band which was extended further at WRC-19. The band has also hosted unlicensed versions of LTE in recent years, and is poised to do the same for 5G NR. Above 5850 MHz the band is generally allocated for Intelligent Transport Services, but there is… Read more...