Fragmentation in the 5G spectrum
23 January 2019 | Research
Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (6 slides) | Next-Generation Wireless Networks
A number of new bands will be introduced for 5G services, such as the C-band and mmWave. Stakeholders should ensure that enough spectrum is made available and that fragmentation is reduced so that 5G network deployment costs are minimised.
This report provides:
- recommendations for spectrum regulators on how to ensure that mobile network operators (MNOs) have access to enough spectrum to allow them to deliver optimal 5G services and network capacity
- a discussion about the challenges that users of higher spectrum bands (such as C-band and mmWave) face when delivering services
- a discussion of why other industries should have access to spectrum and suggestions of possible ways in which regulators can facilitate this.