GSMA Intelligence – Mobile Spectrum Trends and Insights
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:
- Europe plays catch up with 700 MHz, while;
- mmWave spectrum gains further attention; and
- 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.