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Germany’s plans for minimum 5G coverage attacked by GSMA

The German government is the latest to set out rules for midrange, C-band 5G spectrum, saying it will make the whole band from 3.4 GHz to 3.8 GHz available for the technology. This was welcomed by the GSMA and by operators because it will allow large bandwidths, able to support high speeds without the need for complex carrier aggregations. “The C-Band is the most vital frequency band for 5G,” said Mats Granryd, director general of the GSMA. “Germany is demonstrating 5G leadership in the timely release of this vital spectrum.” However, he issued a caveat, related to Germany’s decision to impose coverage obligations in 3.6 GHz (as it did, at the start of 4G, in 800 MHz), Granryd said the…

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