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Uplink decoupling and Chinese allocations drive momentum into C-band

The industry’s eyes are firmly on the C-band spectrum between 3.4 GHz and 4.2 GHz as an early source of new spectrum for 5G. Of course, the official global bands for 5G will not be assigned until the World Radio Conference in 2019, but in the meantime, consensus is building in many regions around a few ‘pioneer bands’. Although a lot of hype surrounds those in the high frequency millimeter wave ranges, there are issues of design complexity, short range and cost, and the need to grapple with emerging technologies like Massive MIMO. Those will be solved over time, but for the foreseeable future, the most immediately valuable spectrum is the C-band, despite conflicts with satellite incumbents in some parts…

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