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Arqiva bulks up its 28 GHz holdings as FWA bubble inflates

The race for high frequency spectrum, suited to fixed wireless access (FWA), is not just a US phenomenon. UK towerco Arqiva is following other site and fiber providers round the world in snapping up millimeter wave licences, in this case a 28 GHz licence covering London. The company, which is up for sale, bought 2 x 112 MHz of spectrum in the 28 GHz band from FWA and enterprise services provider, Luminet (formerly Urban WiMAX). This will supplement Arqiva’s existing nationwide 28 GHz franchise. The company has already announced trials, planned for this summer, for FWA services based on pre-standard 5G New Radio technology. It will work with Samsung, which is trialling mmWave 5G technologies, for both fixed and mobile…

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