Report for EC: Using millimeter bands for the Unions 5G ecosystem

This is study on using millimetre waves bands for the deployment of the 5G ecosystem in the Union.

It was originally published on the European Commission's website on 25 July 2019.

The objective of the study was to explore the state of play and the prospects for the use of the mm-waves frequency bands for the 5G ecosystem in the Union, while taking into account also the prospective use of these bands in other geographical regions, in view of the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC 19).

In line with the policy priorities of the European Union, the study has explored the potential services that would make use of mm-wave bands and their respective demand, with a focus on the 24.25-27.5 GHz ('26 GHz') ‘pioneer’ band in order to strengthen the prospects of using this band for 5G. In addition, synergies with the use of the adjacent '28 GHz' band for fixed terrestrial and/or satellite services have been explored such as the potential development of hybrid terrestrial-satellite systems. The study has also analysed the co-existence scenarios between incumbent (mainly satellite) and terrestrial 5G services in the 26 GHz band and assessed the prospects for the evolution of the business environment alongside the progressive deployment of terrestrial 5G services. It has addressed business-related and regulatory aspects (such as authorisation) and assessed the potential health effects due to exposure to the electromagnetic fields (EMF) of mm-wave spectrum.

The findings of the Study have contributed to assessing the impacts of the Commission implementing decision for designating the 26 GHz pioneer band for wireless broadband electronic communications services in the Union under harmonised technical conditions suitable for 5G. This measure is a follow-up of to the 5G Action Plan (5GAP) and the European Electronic Communications Code. Furthermore, the results of the study will contribute to the assessment of opportunities of usage of other mm-wave bands for electronic communications and other relevant services, in line with the 5GAP and the opinion of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG).

  • Jo O'Riordan

    Jo O'Riordan

    Head of Spectrum Policy and Telecoms
    T 020 7331 2191
Plum Consulting for European Commission_Study on using... (pdf)

Share this

FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

Read the comment from our @techUKCEO in response to Labour's plans to part nationalise BT https://t.co/m2OrUaWk4e https://t.co/F9kJc7NgWJ
We're running a free SME Strategy Breakthrough Workshop with AddVantage Strategy on 05 December. Providing members… https://t.co/tzWApo8DmR
techUK's final Introductory Evening of 2019 will be on 09 December. Join us to discover more about techUK, meet the… https://t.co/fH68uSR7ng
User trust in government and business has time and again been the watch word across discussions @SommetGovTech No different in #healthtech
@idatin calls for user centred design as a priority to overcome systemic challenges. Rune Simensen echoes the calls… https://t.co/g3dUpMjDNt
Scores on the doors universally low: 3, 3, 2 and a cautious 6.
Health 2.0: Transforming Healthcare Through Technology @SommetGovTech #healthtechuk @JulietBauer asks the panel to… https://t.co/j4YBfvdiRY
Fascinating discussion on the future of payments and what government can learn from fintech @SommetGovTech https://t.co/CagvVn2Dbr
#GovTechSummit assembled a stellar panel on established the conditions for Europe’s GovTech moment @SerbianPMhttps://t.co/5ikt3qrNIX
How are tech firms reducing their environmental impact? Members are invited to a free conference on 25 November loo… https://t.co/lrgckyEGlD
Become a Member
×

Become a techUK Member

By becoming a techUK member we will help you grow through:

Click here to learn more...