Licensed 6GHz for 5G: An Opportunity for Society in Europe

Event Overview

Additional licensed mid-band spectrum is critical for the evolution of 5G over the 2025-2030 timeframe. 

Access to more spectrum is required to support future capacity needs both city-wide (urban and suburban) and in busy smaller towns. This spectrum is necessary to ensure the maximum benefit of 5G is felt by both consumers and industries. RSPG has also recognized in their opinion on additional spectrum needs that there is demand for increased mid-band spectrum in their opinion on additional spectrum needs.

The upper 6 GHz (6425-7125 MHz) is an important candidate band which offers good coverage and capacity for a wide range of 5G use cases and features. It also represents a unique opportunity for Europe to provide a balance between licensed and unlicensed usage, following harmonization of the band 5945-6425 MHz for RLAN. RSPG has stated that the band 6425-7125 MHz may respond to additional spectrum demand in mid-band since it has similar propagation conditions to the 5G pioneer band 3400-3800 MHz .

Europe needs a roadmap for wide-area, nationally licensed mid-band spectrum to address the needs and evolution of macro-cellular networks. With 3800-4200 MHz subject to harmonization for local area connectivity, the role 6 GHz plays in addressing these needs is vital.

Join the debate and hear policy makers and leading industry players discussing the importance of the 6 GHz band for licensed 5G, the latest studies on spectrum sharing with incumbents, standardization, and much more.

Key Themes

    • More mid-bands spectrum will be required in 2025-2030 to meet the connectivity needs of citizens and industrial sectors.
    • Mobile Broadband in licensed spectrum will generate substantially more social and economic value compared to other technologies using unlicensed spectrum.
    • The 6 GHz band represents an opportunity to provide critical spectrum in the mid-band range which will be required for 5G in the future to provide high capacity citywide urban and suburban coverage, to complement 3.5 GHz spectrum which will not be sufficient for the long term.
    • The ITU-R has started its preparatory work towards WRC-23 Agenda Item 1.2 (AI 1.2) assessing the feasibility of allocating 6425–7125 MHz for IMT. Technical parameters and channel modeling are expected to be completed in June 2021. New technologies and features, such as precise beam direction control for 5G Active Antenna System (AAS), high bandwidth, and low power spectral density, help implement the coexistence with fixed satellite services and microwave links.
    • Regional approaches to the band 6425-7125 MHz differ at WRC-23 (AI 1.2) but all regions can benefit from an IMT identification.
    • A wide range of mobile operators and equipment manufacturers support 6425-7125 MHz as high priority for future IMT to increase 5G capacity and services availability.

Stefan Zehle from Coleago Consulting delivered a presentation on their recent report on “IMT spectrum demand: Estimating the mid-bands spectrum needs in the 2025-2030 timeframe” during the event. Click here to download a copy.

Speakers include

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Janette Stewart

Partner
Analysys Mason

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Erika Tejedor

Director of Government and Industry relation
Ericsson

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Luciana Camargos

Senior Director, Future Spectrum
GSMA

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Peter Cosimini

Strategy Manager
Vodafone

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Jan-Hendrik Jochum

Vice-President, Spectrum Policy & Projects
Deutsche Telekom AG

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Stefan Apetrei

Deputy Director, Strategy & International
Orange

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Alexander Kühn

Head of Section for International frequency affairs, Frequency utilization concepts, the national spectrum plan and innovative spectrum utilizations
BNetzA

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Eric Fournier

Director for Spectrum Planning and International Affairs
The Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR)

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Sergey Pastukh

Vice-Chairman of ITU-R SG 1, FSUE, NIIR
Russia

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Umberto Mascia

Head of Unit for International Activity and Frequency Planning
Italian Ministry of Economic Development

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Tim Frost

Wireless Technology and Standardisation Expert
MediaTek

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Sergey Pastukh

Vice-Chairman of ITU-R SG 1, FSUE, NIIR, Russia

Agenda

Please note all times listed are CET

Event Day
2021-12-02
14:30 - 14:45
Session 1: Opening
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Luciana Camargos
Senior Director, Future Spectrum, GSMA
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Janette Stewart
Partner, Analysys Mason
14:45 - 15:30
Session 2: Industry View (Presentations)
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Janette Stewart
Partner, Analysys Mason
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Erika Tejedor
Director of Government and Industry relation, Ericsson
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Jan-Hendrik Jochum
Vice-President, Spectrum Policy & Projects, Deutsche Telekom AG
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Peter Cosimini
Strategy Manager, Vodafone
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Stefan Apetrei
Deputy Director, Strategy & International, Orange
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Tim Frost
Wireless Technology and Standardisation Expert, MediaTek
15:30 - 15:35
Short Break
15:35 - 16:20
Session 3: Regulator’s round table
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Janette Stewart
Partner, Analysys Mason
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Eric Fournier
Director for Spectrum Planning and International Affairs, The Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR)
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Sergey Pastukh
Vice-Chairman of ITU-R SG 1, FSUE, NIIR, Russia
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Alexander Kühn
Head of Section for International frequency affairs, Frequency utilization concepts,
the national spectrum plan and innovative spectrum utilizations, BNetzA
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Umberto Mascia
Head of Unit for International Activity and Frequency Planning,
Italian Ministry of Economic Development
16:20 - 16:55
Q&A
16:55 - 17:00
Wrap-up
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Janette Stewart
Partner, Analysys Mason
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Contact

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