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MWC24 Shanghai. GSMA urges collaboration for 6 GHz mobile development

At the MWC24 being held in Shanghai, GSMA and the stakeholders have called upon the government and industry to work together to support the full development of 6 GHz for mobile, to ensure a spectrum roadmap is delivered for mobile operators, and to put in place clear timelines for equipment and handsets to be ready at scale.

The mobile industry believes that 6 GHz capacity is required to meet increasing customer demand at speeds outlined in the International Telecommunication Union’s vision for 5G, as well as future evolution.

It said 6 GHz can enable the growth of sustainable mobile capacity on existing macro-cell sites, will drive cost-efficient network deployment, help lower the broadband usage gap and support digital inclusion.

As per GSMA, the emphasis now is on governments and industry to work together and deliver the full commercialisation of 6 GHz for mobile. Government’s role is to ensure that the 6 GHz spectrum band is now included in spectrum roadmaps so that industry has clarity on the investment path that will be required for this frequency range.

With this international agreement comes an opportunity for countries to take action to develop the use of 6 GHz and align with other major markets in supporting this band for licensed mobile. It represents the largest remaining single block of mid-band spectrum that can be allocated to licensed mobile services in the foreseeable future.

CT Bureau

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