This report provides a snapshot of the global status of national 5G spectrum plans as of the end of September 2018. 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 for use by terrestrial 5G networks and services, or at least accessible to 5G networks and services. This report summarises recent 5G spectrum activity worldwide including auction and allocation plans.
This report reflects a market that is in constant flux, and feedback is greatly appreciated to keep it current. The next update will be published in November 2018. Please send comments and information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSA is aware of 45 countries/territories that are formally considering introducing certain spectrum bands for terrestrial 5G services, are holding consultations regarding suitable spectrum allocations for 5G, have reserved spectrum for 5G, have announced plans to auction frequencies or have already allocated spectrum for 5G use.
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