5G Spectrum for Terrestrial Networks – June 2019
The 5G Spectrum report provides a snapshot of the global status of national 5G spectrum plans as of 16 June 2019. As national regulators plot their countries’ moves towards 5G, there are important choices to be made about which portions of the spectral range should be either dedicated to terrestrial 5G networks and services or at least accessible to 5G networks and services.
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Important changes since the last report include:
- Argentina: local licences created to enable the use of spectrum at 450 MHz.
- Brazil: approves auction of spectrum at 2.3 GHz and 3.5 GHz.
- Chile: public consultation on use of various bands for 5G.
- China awards 5G service licences.
- EC: 26 GHz harmonisation Decision adopted.
- Ecuador: Digital Ecuador strategy published with timelines for 4G and 5G spectrum release.
- Germany: completes auction of spectrum at 2000 MHz and 3600 MHz.
- Greece: updated information about spectrum release plans.
- India: update on auction dates.
- Kosovo: Arkep publishes plan for new spectrum release.
- Kuwait 3.5 GHz licences issued.
- Netherlands: updated spectrum auction plans for 700 MHz, 1400 MHz, 2100 MHz, 3500 MHz and 26 GHz.
- Norway: 700 MHz and 2100 MHz 5G auction completed.
- Peru: new spectrum leasing rules.
- Romania: plans announced for auction of spectrum in multiple bands.
- Singapore: SA 5G networks plan; consultation on 800, 1900 and 2100 MHz.
- Slovenia: consultation on 5G spectrum plans launched.
- Sweden: consultation on the rules for auction of spectrum at 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz.
This report is updated monthly.