In this section you can find reports, position papers, videos and other types of resources from the GSMA’s spectrum team.
Thursday 7 Oct 2021 | 1-6 GHz | 5G | Above 6 GHz | Below 1 GHz | Best practice | India | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing |
In a new report, the GSMA takes a look at what's needed to maximise 5G's potential in India.
Wednesday 6 Oct 2021 | 1-6 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | 5G | All Regional Groups | C-band | Economic benefits | Mobile broadband | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | wrc-23 |
More globally harmonised 3.5 GHz spectrum (also known as C-band) speeds up 5G’s introduction; improves performance; and boosts 5G's socio-economic benefits.
Tuesday 28 Sep 2021 | 5G |
The GSMA's “Roadmaps for 5G Spectrum: Sub-Saharan Africa” report looks at the current mobile services and spectrum status. It also sets out a roadmap to help governments and regulators maximise the benefits of 5G in the region. The ...
Thursday 9 Sep 2021 | 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.
Wednesday 11 Aug 2021 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | 4G | 5G | 700 MHz | Above 6 GHz | All Regional Groups | Below 1 GHz | C-band | Research Report | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing |
This new quarterly series from GSMA Intelligence looks at key mobile spectrum trends and offers insights across 4G, 5G, and earlier generations.
Wednesday 28 Jul 2021 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | 700 MHz | Above 6 GHz | All Regional Groups | Below 1 GHz | C-band |
How can governments and regulators develop spectrum policies that support mobile networks for verticals without negatively impacting commercial 5G services? An updated position paper from the GSMA details best practice. As ...
Thursday 27 Oct 2022 | ATU | English | French | Reserve prices | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing |
The GSMA's latest spectrum pricing report takes a look at this important topic in Africa. Spectrum licensing and pricing, in particular, can play a crucial role in accelerating the adoption of mobile services and providing better networks and services.
Friday 9 Jul 2021 | 5G | Video |
Hosted by the GSMA’S Spectrum Programme, this webinar brings together representatives from the operator community, the wider telecoms ecosystem, and policymakers to: Present the findings of GSMA’s report Spectrum ...
Thursday 8 Jul 2021 | 1-6 GHz | 1.4-1.5 GHz | 1700 MHz | 1800 MHz | 1900 MHz | 2100 MHz | 2500 MHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | 5G | 6 GHz | All Regional Groups | C-band | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | wrc-23 |
The speed, reach and quality of 5G services depend on mobile operators having timely access to the right amount and type of affordable spectrum. Mid-band spectrum is especially important as it offers a good mixture of coverage and capacity for 5G.
Wednesday 23 Jun 2021 | 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.
Wednesday 26 May 2021 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Global | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Resources | Spanish | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing |
The main goal of governments around the world should be to get the most out of its mobile spectrum resources. To help, the GSMA has developed ten positions on the importance of fair spectrum pricing.
Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 | Above 6 GHz | All Regional Groups |
High wireless backhaul spectrum prices are a real barrier to 4G and 5G evolution, and this includes improved coverage. For countries that want to encourage the roll out of mobile broadband, reform of backhaul should be a ...
Monday 23 Nov 2020 | 4G | 5G | 700 MHz | 800 MHz | 900 MHz | All Regional Groups | Below 1 GHz | Policy Position Paper | Sub 700 MHz |
The GSMA’s “Driving the digital revolution with improved mobile coverage” paper examines how governments, regulators and mobile operators can collaborate to address the digital divide and rural connectivity.
Tuesday 10 Nov 2020 | 1-6 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | CITEL |
This report offers in-depth analysis at the 3.5 GHz range in LATAM; what the current situation is, how to overcome all challenges, and what should happen next.
Wednesday 28 Oct 2020 | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | APT |
5G networks offer the potential to transform industrial sectors and deliver significant social and economic benefits to the Digital India project. To make the most of this opportunity, access to millimeterWave (mmWave) spectrum is key.
Tuesday 26 May 2020 | 1-6 GHz | 3G | 4G | All Regional Groups | Below 1 GHz | Digital dividend | Global | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy |
With a potential for improved capacity and broadband coverage using 4G and 5G, consumers and businesses alike stand to gain from successful and 3G network rationalisation projects.
Thursday 23 Apr 2020 | 1-6 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | All Regional Groups | C-band | Global | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management |
The ultimate performance of 5G depends on many technical and regulatory factors. One that doesn’t get the amount of attention it deserves is how networks can coexist in most efficient way possible. In a new report, the GSMA takes a ...
Tuesday 17 Mar 2020 | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | Above 6 GHz | China |
Quickly becoming a 5G leader, China announced some of the first commercial deployments in 2019. To build on this momentum, the country's mobile operators are dependent on access to mmWave spectrum under optimum conditions.
Friday 7 Feb 2020 | 1-6 GHz | 4G | 700 MHz | Digital dividend | Indonesia | Research Report |
Assigning digital dividend band 700 MHz in Indonesia would unlock a new era in high-speed connectivity. Benefits include connecting millions more to mobile broadband services.
Wednesday 18 Dec 2019 | APT | ASMG | ATU | Case Studies | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Mexico | Mobile broadband | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Russian Federation | Rwanda | South Africa | Spanish | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Uncategorized |
Wholesale Open Access Networks are perhaps not the solution that is claimed. The goals are often ambitious when governments want to build a single wholesale network (SWN) or a wholesale open access network (WOAN).