GSA Insight Webinar Series
June 10, 2021 — 8:00am GMT
Low-band UHF spectrum has a critical role to play in expanding 5G NR coverage and in helping to close the digital divide. But does its diverse usage mean that there should be flexibility in the band?
Mobile coverage varies significantly between urban and rural areas. Major transport corridors are under-served with mobile broadband coverage. But improving coverage can reduce social inequality between urban and rural areas and improve productivity and economic wellbeing.
Low frequency UHF spectrum has a key role to play in helping close the digital divide with 5G connectivity.
UHF spectrum 470-694 MHz is currently allocated to DTT on a primary base, but its use varies immensely throughout ITU Region 1. How it is regulated in the future will have a profound impact on the ability of governments to meet their commitments to delivering ubiquitous access to broadband services and media. Consequently, WRC-23 under Agenda Item 1.5 is studying current usage in the frequency range 470-960 MHz along with possible regulatory options in 470-694 MHz.
GSA has commissioned landmark research from Plum Consulting to explore both the current and future usage of UHF bands – and its potential benefits for the widespread deployment of 5G services.
This GSA Insights Webinar presents the study findings and brings together a panel of telecom regulators from across ITU Region 1 to discuss the key findings of this study, the high degree of diversity in UHF band use and to debate whether there is a requirement for flexible approaches to its future allocation.
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