3300 4200 MHz: A KEY FREQUENCY BAND FOR 5G

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3300-4200 MHz: A KEY FREQUENCY BAND FOR 5G.

Now freely available for download by all registered GSA users.

This C-Band 48 page report is an extensive look at the 3300-4200 MHz frequency and for 5G.

This GSA White Paper addresses the importance of C-Band spectrum range for 5G networks and the societal benefits that follow from early and widespread deployment of 5G in this range. It is intended to help national administrations and policymakers who are considering this frequency range for IMT identification – as well as those who have decided in its favour and are currently engaged in designing appropriate regulatory frameworks and assignment procedures – make informed decisions.

Report Contents:

  • 5G: A REALITY TODAY
  • Standards readiness
  • Availability of 5G-NR equipment
  • From Trials to commercial availability
  • 5G USAGE SCENARIOS AND APPLICATIONS
  • Role of low, medium and high frequencies
  • Mobile broadband
  • Fixed wireless access (FWA)
  • Digital transformation
  • Technology and service neutrality
  • GLOBAL STATUS OF IMT IN this C-band report
  • ITU-R decisions
  • Regional and national initiatives
  • FREQUENCY ARRANGEMENTS
  • 3GPan exaP channel arrangements
  • 3GPP Channel bandwidths and carrier aggregation
  • Regulators’ selection of the most appropriate frequency arrangements
  • Choices and challenges when defining a national band plan
  • 5G TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENTS
  • Massive MIMO
  • Further performance improvements through low frequencies
  • Network Slicing
  • Mobile-edge Computing (MEC)
  • SHARING VS. CLEARING
  • Socio-economic benefits from IMT use in 3300-4200 MHz
  • Examples of clearing and sharing
  • Sharing vs. Clearing: key takeaways
  • RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE ASSIGNMENTS
  • Wide and contiguous channel assignments (short to long term)
  • Spectrum de-fragmentation required
  • Addressing connectivity requirements from vertical industries
  • Status of wide contiguous channel assignment globally
  • National synchronisation frameworks
  • Cross-border coordination
  • Investment-friendly provisions

ANNEX 1: THE IMPORTANCE OF WIDE CONTIGUOUS ASSIGNMENTS

ANNEX 2: SPECTRUM CAPS IN LATIN AMERICA

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