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Attention swings from mmWave to midband 5G, and to 4G coexistence

The spectrum between 3.4 GHz and 4.2 GHz is the focus of intensifying interest from regulators and operators round the world. Until recently only really useful, in wireless broadband terms, for fixed services, it is now regarded as one of the most valuable new bands for 5G. Small cells have neutralized the disadvantages of its short range and poor indoor penetration, while it offers a large amount of capacity which, in many markets, is underused, or can be converted to mobile use by adapting current fixed wireless licences. The biggest impetus for 3.5 GHz 5G has come from China, and this has led many other regions to prioritize this area of spectrum as a pioneer band for 5G, even though…

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