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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
Digital switchover (DSO) – the process of moving from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) transmission – has been a long and challenging process in many markets. As it nears its global completion in 2023, its digital dividend of enhanced video ...
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 ...
Friday 30 September, 2022 | Blog
Chile's Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications has opened the door to using 6 GHz for 5G, reversing an earlier decision to make the whole band (5925-7125 MHz) available for Wi-Fi.
Tuesday 27 September, 2022 | Blog
A clear spectrum roadmap for 5G, setting out forward-looking plans for spectrum supply and taking account of emerging spectrum needs, technological evolution and international developments, is essential.
Tuesday 30 August, 2022 | Blog
5G is taking its first steps in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, and with a successful mid-band assignment Kenya is positioning the country as a pioneer. But to maximise 5G’s socio-economic benefits, more spectrum is needed in the coming years. The last couple of years has ...
Friday 12 August, 2022 | Blog
Thanks to a successful multi-band auction, 5G in India has taken a big step forward. The country’s mobile operators have been assigned mid- and high band spectrum to roll-out world-class 5G networks, with innovative services across a range of sectors that will maximise ...
Friday 12 August, 2022 | Blog
Spectrum was a prominent topic at the recent Mobile 360 APAC event on 2-3 August in Singapore. Participants from governments, regulatory bodies and the mobile industry engaged in lively discussions and exchanged views on the major spectrum policy topics impacting the future ...
Wednesday 20 July, 2022 | Blog
Pressure on mid-band spectrum is increasing and governments are looking for answers as to how to satisfy demand for 5G.
Thursday 30 June, 2022 | Blog
As part of our work to provide government and industry with a clear picture of the requirements of 5G, the GSMA has carried out analysis of the spectrum needs across low, mid- and high bands.
Monday 27 June, 2022 | Blog
Last April, the Panamanian Cabinet Council approved the assignment of additional spectrum in AWS (1710-2170 MHz), a key band for 4G in the majority of Latin America. The body also authorised the National Public Services Authority (ASEP) to adjust the spectrum valuation ...
Tuesday 7 June, 2022 | Blog
5G is developing across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Gulf countries have acted as 5G pioneers and their governments and regulators have awarded 5G launch spectrum for mobile operators to deploy some of the world’s first and fastest 5G networks. Looking beyond ...
Thursday 28 April, 2022 | Blog
5G take-up will accelerate in the second half of the 2020s in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with mid-band 5G expected to contribute US$41bn to the regional economy in 2030, or 0.50% of GDP.
Wednesday 27 April, 2022 | Blog
Mobile’s ability to enhance productivity and develop economic prosperity is constantly evolving. Roughly every 10 years a new generation of mobile technology comes along, bringing fundamental improvements to mobile networks but also new challenges for spectrum management. ...
Monday 25 April, 2022 | Blog
North America is an early leader in 5G development and will use 5G connectivity as a powerful driver of GDP growth throughout the decade, reaching US$122bn in 2030.