1. Executive Summary 2. Methodology 3. Regulatory status: between WRC-15 and WRC-19 4. Early 5G bands in Europe below 6 GHz: status and future availability 5. Which frequency bands above 6 GHz will be used by 5G networks? 6. Annexes 7. Glossary
5G has yet to be standardised.
However, some 5G networks are already seeking new frequencies to provide very
high data rates everywhere, in all spectrum ranges.
A set of frequencies were
allocated to IMT use at WRC-15. The first bands in Europe will be the 700 MHz
band and the 3.4-3.8 GHz bands. Millimetre frequencies are currently the object
of compatibility studies at academic and industrial levels.
Competition is heating up
between regions on which bands to select. Globally, 5G will aggregate more
spectrum in the three types of bands i.e. sub-1 GHz, sub-6 GHz and above 6 GHz.
It will mostly result in a
trade-off between technical feasibility and consumer/use case needs based on
This report presents
the regulatory status associated to 5G spectrum and presents the future
bands for 5G use. It also analyses the bands likely to be used by 5G
networks below 6 GHz and in millimetre bands.