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Tuesday 22 August, 2023 | Blog
The 3.5 GHz band extension for 5G is an available tool to maintain US status as a 5G leader. It will deliver the capacity required to drive US connectivity in the era of 5G-Advanced technologies.
Monday 24 July, 2023 | Blog
In June 2023, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) successfully awarded spectrum to two of the country’s mobile operators, MTN and Airtel.
Thursday 6 July, 2023 | Blog
A more pro-investment approach from the new Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) can be an important driver of Europe’s connectivity goals.
Wednesday 28 June, 2023 | Blog
The future of the 6 GHz band will be one of the hottest topics at the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23). In the last year, trials, interest from countries, and the outlook for the 6 GHz IMT ecosystem are all showing great promise. But that promise can ...
Thursday 15 June, 2023 | Blog
Spectrum policy has an important role to play in the race to net zero. A new report from GSMA Intelligence shows how efficient spectrum use reduces carbon emissions while simultaneously generating economic benefits for society. The potential impact is two-fold. Firstly, ...
Thursday 8 June, 2023 | Blog
By adopting final positions ahead of World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) that encourage 5G expansion, policymakers can help deliver Digital Decade goals and create a greener Europe that leaves no one behind in the digital age.
Monday 22 May, 2023 | Blog
Saudi Arabia today is one of the world’s leading 5G nations and has some of the fastest networks in the world. This leadership status is no coincidence but the result of a solid commitment to the development of mobile technology and years of planning. The country’s operators ...
Thursday 9 March, 2023 | Blog
Some of the world’s most prominent policymakers and mobile thought leaders joined us at the Ministerial Programme during MWC Barcelona to discuss how the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) can be used for the benefit of billions all over the world.
Tuesday 7 March, 2023 | Blog
Across three cross-regional roundtables at the GSMA Ministerial Programme, we hosted discussions on how industry, government and international organisations can work together to maximise the impact of spectrum.
Friday 24 February, 2023 | Blog
Following a recent decision from telecom regulator IFT, Mexico has joined a growing number of countries that are keeping their regulatory options open for the 6 GHz band - an important decision for the future of 5G.
Monday 6 February, 2023 | Blog
For regulators, ministries, operators, vendors and researchers, spectrum policy for 6G is becoming increasingly important. 2023 will mark the beginning of a long journey for 6G as new studies initiate.
Thursday 2 February, 2023 | Blog
In 2023, we expect to see a growing realisation among regulators and policymakers that spectrum pricing is key to unlocking the digital growth of nations. In return for more rational prices, there will be licence obligations demanding coverage of networks and quality of services.
Tuesday 31 January, 2023 | Blog
Private networks are an integral part of 5G, enabling industrial applications, logistics hubs, local campus networks and many more. However, private networks do not equal private spectrum. Asymmetric carve-outs are an aggressive regulatory tool that has a huge economic cost.
Thursday 26 January, 2023 | Blog
This article is part of the Spectrum Policy Trends 2023 report. Download the full report for a handy compilation of the top six spectrum policy trends for 2023. Digital switchover (DSO) – the process of moving from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) ...
Tuesday 24 January, 2023 | Blog
2 GHz of mid-band spectrum will be required per market, on average, by 2030 to ensure the speed and quality of mobile, but there is no easy decision to be made as to how to satisfy that demand.
Wednesday 18 January, 2023 | Blog
The ITU’s quadrennial World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), taking place from 20 November - 15 December, will gather national administrations and telecom industry members to review and update the global use of radio frequencies.
Tuesday 15 November, 2022 | Blog
Rwanda has reversed its decision to depend on a Single Wholesale Network for 4G, 5G and future technologies, through a new broadband policy which opens the door for better 4G penetration in all parts of the country and the launch of 5G in future.
Thursday 27 October, 2022 | Blog
A successful Digital switchover (DSO) is vital as countries seek to maximise the economic value of their national spectrum assets.
Tuesday 25 October, 2022 | Blog
Recent data from GSMA Intelligence has shown the importance of mid-band mobile spectrum to the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) economy by modelling the specific economic impact of 5G using mid-band spectrum.
Tuesday 18 October, 2022 | Blog
A recent data from GSMA Intelligence shows, for the first time, the specific economic impact of 5G using mid-band spectrum. The Asia-Pacific region is an early leader in 5G development and will use 5G connectivity as a powerful driver of GDP growth throughout the ...