GSMA Intelligence – mobile spectrum trends and insights

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5G Spectrum Auction Overview

In 2021, new spectrum assignments will take place across 30 countries. This is the highest number since 2017 when the first 5G auctions took place.

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 Q2 2021 Edition details trends that are currently impacting the roll out of mobile services. They include:

  1. Europe plays catch up with 700 MHz, while;
  2. mmWave spectrum gains further attention; and
  3. 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz are the most refarmed bands for 5G

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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Mobile Spectrum Trends and Insights, Q2 2021 Edition

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