“Operators urgently need more spectrum to deliver the endless array of services that 5G will enable – our 5G future depends heavily on the decisions governments are making in the next year as we head into WRC-19,” Brett Tarnutzer, Head of Spectrum, GSMA, said in a statement.
AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) November 30, 2018
A new report published this week by RCR Wireless News, an Arden Media Company publication, digs into the opportunities and challenges operators will navigate as 5G networks, supported by millimeter wave frequencies, are commercialized and scaled.
Millimeter wave frequencies are key to early 5G launches by U.S. operators. Device support is available now and set to pop throughout 2019 and regulators around the world are working to allocate high-band spectrum.
Verizon is currently using its millimeter wave spectrum to deliver residential broadband with plans to offer a mobile service early next year. AT&T is working to deliver mobile 5G in 12 markets by the end of this year also using its millimeter wave holdings.
Given the level of ecosystem alignment and projected acceleration throughout 2019, this report takes stock of how millimeter wave is being used today, and how it will be leveraged to deliver enhanced mobile broadband.
RCR Editor in Chief Sean Kinney explores the issue in a new report titled, “Mobilizing millimeter wave—a key enabler of 5G,” and in an accompanying webinar featuring Alastair Upton, senior vice president of business development for Anokiwave, and Phillip Leithead, a member of the technical staff focused on R&D for InterDigital.
For more information on millimeter wave and 5G, explore the following pieces:
- What to expect from millimeter wave 5G in 2019
- 2019 will see lots of 5G action but not necessarily service revenues
- 5 commercial 5G launches planned for 2019
- Mobilizing millimeter wave: A Q&A with Anokiwave
- The wonderful world of 5G spectrum
- Qualcomm pushing OEMs to 5G with new millimeter wave modules and reference design
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