Upshot Briefing: Spectrum Management

Interview with Karl Nebbia, Director of Spectrum Solutions at Alion Science and Technology

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Top Down or Bottom Up, FCC's 5G Broadband Wireless Ruling Looks Good Either Way

Even as 5G Standards Remain Undefined, FCC's 'Spectrum Frontiers' Illuminates a Path Forward

Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of a new wireless broadband roadmap, aka "Spectrum Frontiers, which designates 11 GHz of licensed high-speed spectrum for LTE and 5G infrastructure, and which set rules use of 7GHz of unlicensed airwaves. Even as debates continue over the definition and standard of what is 5G, the FCC has stepped up to the plate and shown it is ready to work with industry to meet grand new goals the entire ICT ecosystem has come to expect from the next era of LTE and broadband wireless.

Weekly Report

A Recap of Recent Industry News That Caught Our Attention.

Markets and Technology

5G — To support the development of 5G in the U.S., the FCC allocated almost 11 GHz of licensed and unlicensed spectrum above 24 GHz. The commission is also asking for comments on allocating an additional 18 GHz, including E-Band.

Verizon released a 5G radio specification that defines guidelines for testing and validating technical components. Read it here.

FCC Takes Stance on Broadband Wireless Spectrum and TDM Voice Transition

US becomes first to open high-band spectrum for 5G networks; FCC Also Announces Expedited Legacy Voice Transition for CSPs

FCC TAKES STEPS TO FACILITATE MOBILE BROADBAND AND NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES IN SPECTRUM ABOVE 24 GHZ

New rules will enable rapid development and deployment of next generation 5G technologies and services

5G: ETNO Endorses Industry Manifesto

Stressing Importance of Collaboration and Investment

ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcomes and endorses the “Manifesto for timely deployment of 5G in Europe” presented today in Brussels at an executive meeting hosted by Commissioner Günther Oettinger.

5G Networks Offer Unique Opportunity to Greatly Expand Wireless Capacity, But National and Local Government Support Needed for it to Flourish, Says New ITIF Report

The ongoing development of next-generation “5G” wireless technologies represents a unique opportunity to radically expand the capacity and flexibility of wireless networks, with profound implications for broadband competition and productivity growth.

Leading 5G Associations Discuss Future Roadmap at The First Global 5G Event in Beijing

500+ Government Representatives, Association Leaders & Industry Experts Participated

Brussels

Industry executives representing five of the leading wireless associations worldwide shared their knowledge at the first of the bi-annual Global 5G Events in Beijing on May 31 and June 1, 2016. Hosted by IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group in China with the theme of “Building the 5G Technology Ecosystem”, the conference was jointly organized by: The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP, Europe), IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (China), The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF, Japan), 5G Forum (Korea) and 5G Americas (Americas).

Keysight expands collaboration with China Mobile on 5G

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced new collaborations with China Mobile on key 5G technologies. This includes channel measurement and modeling and massive MIMO over-the-air (OTA) testing. China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile network operator. This work is a continuation and strengthening of the 5G collaborations with China Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. Research Institute (CMRI) that began in 2014.

TIA Webcast Series: Mobilizing America: 5G and the Mobile Future

May 18, 2016 - 11 AM EDT

Tune into our webcast on May 18 for a preview of what to expect at TIA 2016 on the topic of 5G and the Mobile Future.

Join Mobile Future and TIA for this free webinar on May 18 discussing the power and promise of 5G. Industry experts, Jim Kohlenberger of JK Strategies and Jonathan Spalter of Mobile Future, will hold a fireside chat about the next generation of mobile technology, and how “5G”, as it is currently called, will spur innovation and help reimagine long-established industries.

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