EU confirms 26 GHz band for 5G, common conditions to be set by end-2020
woensdag, 15 mei 2019 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal
15 mei 2019
The European Commission has adopted an implementing decision to harmonise radio spectrum in the 26 GHz band across the EU for use on 5G networks. This is the third so-called pioneer band for 5G in the EU's Action Plan, after 3.6 GHz and 700 MHz.
Following this decision, EU states are expected to set common technical conditions for the use of the 24.25-27.5 GHz band for 5G systems by the end of 2020. The harmonised technical conditions are expected to mitigate interference risks and ensure compatibility with incumbent radio services (such as satellite services) within the 26 GHz band and in adjacent bands.
The 26 GHz band will also be a key discussion at the World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-19) later this year, where the EU states are expected to take a common position based on their harmonised technical conditions.
The Commission’s implementing decisions for the harmonisation of spectrum are based on the principle of technology and service neutrality. Therefore, no exclusive use for 5G is mandated for the 26 GHz band. The other two pioneer bands are expected to be deployed sooner, with the 700 MHz available from mid-2020 and the 3.6 GHz range by end-2020.
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