While significant progress is being made by regulators in jurisdictions throughout the Americas, further action is required to accelerate the availability of spectrum for 5G deployments. It is critical that spectrum be made available in low-bands, mid-bands, and high-bands to accommodate the variety of use cases and performance requirements expected of 5G.
In this white paper, 5G Americas reviews 5G spectrum considerations in the Americas, Europe, East Asia, and Australia. This is followed by a discussion of the characteristics of different bands and challenges and opportunities in using different bands for 5G.
Subsequently, the paper identifies bands that have a potential to be used for 5G services. This paper also makes recommendations on mechanisms for spectrum clearing, spectrum sharing, and necessary industry and regulatory actions towards more licensed spectrum for 5G.
This white paper first appeared on 5G Americas website