Spectrum Resources

In this section you can find reports, position papers, videos and other types of resources from the GMSA’s spectrum team.

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Getting mmWave 5G right, sets the stage for big socio-economic benefits

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Wednesday 12 Dec 2018 | 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.

Spectrum sharing needs careful planning to get right

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Friday 23 Nov 2018 | 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...

5G spectrum positions offer a roadmap for regulators

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Tuesday 6 Nov 2018 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 700 MHz | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | Below 1 GHz | CEPT | CITEL | 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.

The GSMA WRC Series – getting ready for WRC-19

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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).

5G spectrum guide – everything you need to know

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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.

Mobile backhaul options – Spectrum analysis and recommendations

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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...

26 GHz and 28 GHz are both needed for 5G

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Tuesday 2 Oct 2018 | 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.

How 700 MHz can help Indonesia become a digital economy giant

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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.

Securing the digital dividend across the entire ASEAN

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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...

Developing countries are hard hit by high spectrum prices

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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.

Supportive policy environment key to 5G success in China

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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.

A closer look at 5G progress and policies in the US

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Monday 26 Mar 2018 | 28 GHz | 5G | Above 6 GHz | CITEL | English | Research Report | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Uncategorized | United States |

This report from GSMA Intelligence explores the current landscape and the future outlook for 5G in the US. It focuses on network deployment, spectrum, use cases, and policy and regulation.

Socio-Economic Benefits of Assigning the Digital Dividend to Mobile in Thailand

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Tuesday 13 Mar 2018 |

Since 2010, when the GSMA and The Boston Consulting Group first reported on the benefits of allocating the 700MHz band to mobile in the Asia-Pacific region, a number of important developments have been observed.

Why AI 1 13 at WRC-19 is important for 5G

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Tuesday 27 Feb 2018 | Video |

5G Spectrum Harmonisation at MWC Barcelona 2019

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Tuesday 27 Feb 2018 | Video |

Finland’s Anne Catherine Berner on WRC-19

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Tuesday 27 Feb 2018 | Video |

Focus on spectrum pricing in Latin America

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Thursday 15 Feb 2018 | APT | Best practice | English | Global | Portugese | Research Report | Resources | Spanish | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing |

The GSMA has published "Effective Spectrum Pricing in Latin America".  This report takes a closer look at spectrum policies in Latin America. How they are impacting the delivery of mobile services to consumers and businesses in the region.

Policy Positions – making sense of mobile spectrum

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Monday 23 Oct 2017 | 1-6 GHz | 1.4-1.5 GHz | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | 5G | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | C-band | CEPT | CITEL | Digital dividend | English | French | Global | IoT | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Resources | Spanish | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum harmonisation | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing | Sub 700 MHz | WRC-19 |

The main goal of governments around the world should be to get the most out of its mobile spectrum resources. To help, the GSMA develops policy positions on important topics. This page collects the most recent ones.

The GSMA attends Latin American conference on spectrum management

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Monday 23 Oct 2017 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 3.5 GHz | 5G | 700 MHz | Below 1 GHz | C-band | CITEL | Colombia | Digital dividend | English | Event Presentation | Resources | Sub 700 MHz | WRC-19 |

In the beginning of September, the GSMA attended the 4th Annual Latin America Spectrum Management Conference in Bogota, Colombia.

Spectrum policies for drones need careful consideration

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Friday 13 Oct 2017 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | Drones | English | French | Global | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Resources | Spanish | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Unmanned aerial vehicles |

Mobile networks can play a vital role in realising the socioeconomic benefits of drones. But these benefits can only be achieved if regulators remove barriers to using mobile connectivity.