In this section you can find reports, position papers, videos and other types of resources from the GSMA’s spectrum team.
Thursday 15 Aug 2019 | C-band |
The C-band is a core 5G band and with a growing mobile ecosystem to support, the pressure is on to release this spectrum. The report details the current uses, recommendations on a process from planning the release to implementation and ...
Monday 5 Aug 2019 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | Global | Policy Position Paper | RCC |
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.
Friday 26 Jul 2019 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 700 MHz | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | Below 1 GHz | CEPT | CITEL | Global | Policy Position Paper | RCC |
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.
Tuesday 23 Jul 2019 | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Global | Infographics | RCC | Resources | Spanish |
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 important bands.
Friday 14 Jun 2019 | All Regional Groups | Research Report | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy |
A new report from the GSMA entitled “The Benefits of Technology Neutral Spectrum Licences” takes an in-depth look at this important topic. Technology neutrality lets operators replace for example GSM with 4G and soon 5G in a ...
Thursday 9 May 2019 | 1-6 GHz | Above 6 GHz | All Regional Groups | Below 1 GHz | Global | Spectrum auction |
To help governments and regulators guarantee affordable, high-quality mobile connectivity from spectrum auctions, the GSMA has published a set of ten ‘Auction Best Practice’ positions.
Tuesday 26 Feb 2019 | Above 6 GHz | RCC |
“5G is set to bring many benefits to the digital economies of the region, with $6.7billion GDP impact and nearly one quarter of all 5G services on mmWaves by 2034.” (Konstantin Savin, Senior Manager, Market Engagement, the ...
Monday 25 Feb 2019 |
“In field testing, we recently observed wireless speeds surpassing 1.5 Gbps and in other trials we saw RAN latency rates at 9-12 milliseconds. We supported hundreds of simultaneous connected users on a wi-fi system supported by a ...
Monday 25 Feb 2019 |
[vid] “Our vision - A future multi-purpose network that could be used for many versatile applications.” (Mats Öhman, Senior Spectrum Manager, Telia Company) “We are delivering the ITU’s vision for IMT 2020, all over ...
Saturday 23 Feb 2019 | Above 6 GHz | ASMG |
“If data is the new oil, the vision of IMT-2020 (5G) is our refinery. To do this we need different spectrum ranges for 5G and it is crucial to build on mid-band spectrum in the 3 GHz range with ...
Thursday 21 Feb 2019 | Above 6 GHz | ATU | Resources |
“Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to deliver $5.2 billion in GDP as a result of mmWave 5G.” (Luciana Camargos, Senior Director, Future Spectrum, the GSMA) “Our commercial 5G launch in Africa was ...
Thursday 21 Feb 2019 | Above 6 GHz | APT |
“The devil is in the details. The right conditions for mmWave spectrum are needed to make the most of 5G.” (Peng Zhao, Senior Director, Spectrum, the GSMA) “Smartphones for mmWave 5G will be ...
Wednesday 12 Dec 2018 | Above 6 GHz | Global | Research Report |
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.
Tuesday 6 Nov 2018 | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | 5G | Above 6 GHz | Agenda Item 1.13 | APT | ASMG | ATU | C-band | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Global | Infographics | L-band | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Research Report | Resources | Spanish | Sub 700 MHz | White Paper | 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).
Tuesday 6 Nov 2018 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | 5G | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | C-band | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Global | Infographics | ITU | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Research Report | Spanish | Uncategorized | WRC-19 |
To help navigate spectrum needs for next-generation mobile networks, this 5G spectrum guide collects reports, infographics and positions from the GSMA.
Friday 2 Nov 2018 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | Global | RCC | Research Report |
The future of mobile broadband services relies on a variety of high performing and cost-effective mobile backhaul options.
Thursday 27 Sep 2018 | 1800 MHz | 3G | 4G | 700 MHz | 900 MHz | APT | Below 1 GHz | Digital dividend | Economic benefits | English | Indonesia | Research Report | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum licensing | Uncategorized |
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.
Sunday 12 Aug 2018 | 4G | 700 MHz | APT | Below 1 GHz | Best practice | Brunei Darussalam | Cambodia | Case Studies | Digital dividend | English | Indonesia | Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Research Report | Singapore | Spectrum licensing | Thailand | Uncategorized | Viet Nam |
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...
Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | Global | RCC | Research Report | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing | Uncategorized |
Research from GSMA Intelligence shows spectrum prices are much higher in developing countries than in developed countries.
Wednesday 27 Jun 2018 | APT | China | English | Mandarin | Research Report | Uncategorized |
To realise the full potential of 5G in China and elsewhere a more supportive policy environment is key. This would empower mobile operators to work with other sectors on more innovative services, according to a new report.