Wednesday, June 23, 2021

3GPP Greenlights Ligado’s L-Band Spectrum for 5G

 By J. Sharpe Smith, Inside Towers Technology Editor The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the wireless industry’s global standard-setting body, has approved the new technical specification that will allow mobile communications company Ligado Networks to deploy 5G networks in its L-band spectrum.

The approval marks the next step in Ligado’s efforts to deploy a mobile private network solution designed to bring next-generation networks to the energy, manufacturing, health care, transportation, and other critical infrastructure sectors.

In April 2020, the FCC authorized Ligado to deploy a low-power terrestrial nationwide network on 35 megahertz of spectrum bands that will primarily support Internet of Things (IoT) services in the 1526-1536 MHz, 1627.5-1637.5 MHz, and 1646.5-1656.5 MHz bands, known as Band 24. Continue Reading

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