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Getting mmWave 5G right, sets the stage for big socio-economic benefits

12 December 2018

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The first commercial 5G services are already here and the coming years will see launches all over the world. A new report looks for the first time at the socio-economic impact of millimetre wave (mmWave) 5G across industries and continents. …

Spectrum sharing needs careful planning to get right

23 November 2018

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To help keep up with continued rise in data traffic, spectrum sharing can play a complementary role. But it is essential to consider which bands suit sharing and select the right sharing framework. The GSMA’s positions offer guidance for regulators that want …

5G spectrum positions offer a roadmap for regulators

06 November 2018

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The GSMA’s key 5G spectrum positions focus on the areas where governments, regulators and the mobile industry should cooperate to make this next-generation network technology a success. 5G will support significantly faster mobile broadband speeds. The technology will also help …

5G spectrum guide – everything you need to know

06 November 2018

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To help navigate spectrum needs for next-generation mobile networks, this 5G spectrum guide collects reports, infographics and positions from the GSMA. From sub-1 GHz coverage spectrum to millimetre waves, it is all needed to make most of this new technology. …

The GSMA WRC Series – getting ready for WRC-19

To keep up with demands for higher speeds and better coverage mobile operators need more spectrum. Whether they get it or not, is in part based on decisions made at the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019 (WRC-19). An event the …


Mobile backhaul options – Spectrum analysis and recommendations 

02 November 2018

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The future of mobile broadband services relies on a variety of high performing and cost-effective mobile backhaul options. A report from ABI Research details backhaul trends across all network types, including the growing dependence on fibre and terrestrial wireless. Backhaul …

26 GHz and 28 GHz are both needed for 5G

02 October 2018

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The introduction of 5G pioneers a new level of mobile performance with ultra-high speeds and low latencies. What makes this possible is millimetre wave spectrum. In this range, 26 GHz and 28 GHz have emerged as two of the most …

How 700 MHz can help Indonesia become a digital economy giant

27 September 2018

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Since the start of the century, the mobile sector in Indonesia has experienced years of growth and development. But for the country to take the next step, vital spectrum must be allocated, in particular 700 MHz. Despite the progress made, …

Securing the digital dividend across the entire ASEAN

12 August 2018

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In the ASEAN region significant work remains to be done to secure the benefits of the ‘digital dividend’ in the 700 MHz band. But improved rural and indoor coverage, increased wireless broadband speeds and more efficient IoT deployments means it is …

Consumers in developing countries are hard hit by high spectrum prices

17 July 2018

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Research from GSMA Intelligence shows spectrum prices are much higher in developing countries than in developed countries. The high prices are linked to more expensive, lower quality mobile broadband services. The ‘Spectrum Pricing in Developing Countries’ report reveals that spectrum …