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Australia and Germany eye new mid-band spectrum for 5G

Regulators in Australia and Germany have provided more details on their 5G spectrum plans. Australia’s ACMA has launched a public consultation on use of the 3.6 GHz band for 5G services, while protecting existing users, which are mainly fixed wireless providers or satellite companies. Proposed mitigation measures include making the 5.6 GHz band spectrum available for point-to-multipoint users including wireless ISPs, and establishing earth station protection zones to enable satellite services to continue to use 3.6 GHz alongside terrestrial wireless systems. ACMA said its current preferred option is to make spectrum in the band available in metropolitan and regional areas for new services. It will conduct a detailed assessment of the highest value use of the band before making its final decisions.…

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