GSMA Intelligence – mobile spectrum trends and insights

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Spectrum assignments in 2021

In 2021, there will be new spectrum assignments across 28 countries, a significant increase from 17 in 2020.

This new quarterly series from GSMA Intelligence looks at key mobile spectrum trends and offer insights across 4G, 5G, and earlier generations. It outlines both the latest important developments in the spectrum world and the key trends to watch going forward.

Spectrum is the lifeblood of mobile services and what drives the mobile economy, and the current spectrum landscape is more dynamic than ever before. The ecosystem today must contend with new spectrum allocation and deployment models, new enterprise competition for spectrum resources, and new demands on existing 2G and 3G spectrum resources.

Key mobile spectrum trends

The Q1 2021 Edition details five trends to watch out for this year, and beyond:

  1. Spectrum sharing is on the rise;
  2. A new momentum for spectrum assignments;
  3. mmWave deployments will increase value of spectrum;
  4. Spectrum refarming will fuel 5G deployments in developing markets; and
  5. Network sunsets will accelerate.

Importantly, the data on these and other mobile spectrum trends are provided in a consistent way. It covers all the important factors, including past and future assignments, network launches, pricing, refarming and network sunsets.

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