mmWave Spectrum Pricing

Spectrum Pricing Trends in mmWave Bands

Author: Frank Rayal & Martin Roetter
Published: 2020-04-23

Countries across the world have been releasing new spectrum for 5G deployments in millimeter-wave spectrum bands (mmWave), while others are planning to do so soon.  Although a few governments have awarded mmWave spectrum via administrative processes at little or no cost to operators (Japan, Hong Kong), in most cases the procedure for licensing has involved auctions of 24 GHz, 26 …

5G in the City

Let 5G Be All That It Can Be

Author: Martyn Roetter
Published: 2020-04-06

How can we achieve data speeds 10x faster, latency 10x lower, and support a much higher density of simultaneous Internet of Things (IoT) connections in 5G than in 4G? Electronic communications regulators are awarding millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum frequencies for 5G deployments to address the challenges and deliver the promises of 5G. Until recently, we have ignored mmWave bands and considered …

U.S.-China Schism Pressures Wireless Standards

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2019-06-06

Will the current geopolitical tensions affect the wireless industry’s ability to maintain single global technology standards? Technology companies choose to compete within a single standard or engage in battle-of-standards.  Beyond companies’ decisions, governments also shape standardization, constraining the private sector’s choices.  National and regional standard bodies have traditionally shaped wireless standards, but that changed over time.  The novelty of 4G …