WRC-19: CITEL lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G
“As CITEL countries launch 5G throughout 2020 and 2021, mmWave can provide the capacity to satisfy growing data demand. But the potential of mmWave 5G depends on the decisions taken by governments at WRC-19” (Brett Tarnutzer, Head of Spectrum, GSMA)
The GSMA on November 1 welcomed delegates from CITEL to a lunchtime seminar at WRC-19 to discuss Agenda Item 1.13 with a focus on mmWave spectrum for the future of 5G.
Speakers from Telefónica, Qualcomm and the GSMA talked about how the right conditions for mmWave spectrum at WRC-19 can change how connectivity drives the Americas region forward.
At the seminar, the GSMA and Telefónica both highlighted use cases that depend on mmWave spectrum to reach its full potential, such as healthcare and industrial automation.
The GSMA recently published a report on mmWave Use Cases, and the impact they will have on all aspects of society. The performance benefits of mmWaves, including ultra-high speeds and low latencies, will drive the revolutionary impact of the most advanced 5G services. Use cases such as expanded broadband access and advanced healthcare stand to profit greatly from access to mmWave spectrum.
The Americas is expected to deliver $190 billion in GDP from mmWave 5G by 2034. But the economic impact, along with all the underlying use cases that make it possible, is only possible if mmWave spectrum is identified for IMT with reasonable conditions.
The mobile industry is asking for the IMT identification of:
• 26 GHz (24.25-27.5 GHz);
• 40 GHz (37-43.5 GHz);
• 50 GHz (45.5-52.6 GHz); and
• 66 GHz (66-71 GHz).
The presentation from the seminar is available here.
The GSMA’s full line-up of WRC-19 collateral can be found here.