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Nokia heads new coalition to lobby for spectrum above 95 GHz

Trials and deployment plans in the 26 GHz, 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands are piling up, but some mobile players believe even higher frequency spectrum must be harnessed to maximize the capacity of future 5G networks, and their potential to enable new services and experiences. Nokia is one of the founders of the new mmWave Coalition, which will lobby US agencies such as the FCC, international regulators and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), to open up bands above 95 GHz. They will try to build the same momentum behind these very high frequencies that is now seen below 40 GHz, ahead of the ITU’s World Radio Conference 2019, which will decide on global spectrum allocations for 5G. Other founders…

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