Thursday, September 22, 2022

CTIA Says U.S. Trails in Mid-Band 5G Spectrum

By J. Sharpe Smith, Inside Towers Technology Editor
The U.S. continues to trail leading countries in available licensed mid-band spectrum, a trend expected to continue for the foreseeable future, according to an updated study from Analysys Mason. Today, the U.S. lags the top three nations – Japan, the United Kingdom and France – by 530 MHz on average.

The study was commissioned by CTIA, which represents the wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers, to compare the total spectrum available for wireless in different markets. 

Why it’s Important
The availability of spectrum is known to spur the deployment of wireless infrastructure and increase the number of applications using the frequencies. The U.S. must expand its 5G spectrum pipeline in order to keep pace with other countries that are moving rapidly to make licensed mid-band spectrum available for 5G networks, according to Analysys Mason. Continue Reading

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