5GAA's Recent Lobbying Activities: Yet Another Indicator of the Importance of 6 GHz Spectrum for 5G

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By Leo Gergs | 4Q 2020 | IN-5943


Increased Lobbying Activities for Awarding 6 GHz Spectrum for 5G


Consumer rollouts of 5G are well underway (more than 141 operators have launched commercial 5G services around the world), and the telco industry has begun to realize, that spectrum currently allocated for 5G is becoming a scarce resource. Almost all of these commercial deployments use C-band spectrum, so the need to consider alternative spectrum bands for future 5G rollouts grows (both in the consumer domain and, more importantly, the enterprise domain).

ABI Research sees increased lobbying activities both from industry organizations and the telco community for additional mid-band spectrum resources to be allocated to licensed technologies, mainly 5G. The center of attention in this context is the 6 Gigahertz (GHz) band.

From an enterprise vertical perspective, the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) is the most recent organization lobbying for the entire 6 GHz band to be allocated for 5G in its white paper A visionary roadmap for advanced driving use cases, connectivity technologies, and radio spectrum needs. From a telco industry point of view, the…

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