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6GHZ IMT Opportunity for Society

Event Overview

The deployment of 5G will bring large benefits to users over the coming years. Making additional mid-bands spectrum available for 5G-NR is critical to cost-effectively serving the future capacity needs, both citywide (urban and suburban) and in underserved areas, thus unleashing great benefits for society.

The 6GHz band is a key candidate band offering good balance in terms of coverage and capacity for a wide range of 5G use cases and features. With this webinar, policy makers and the leading industry players will touch upon the importance of the 6GHz band for IMT sharing the latest updates in relation to technical research, standardization, ITU progress and 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 included

Chris W 240

Chris Woolford

Director of International Spectrum Policy
Ofcom, United Kingdom

Baxton S

Baxton Sirewu

Director Technical Services Engineer
Post and Telecommunications Regulator (POTRAZ), Zimbabwe

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Prof. Antonio Sassano

Chairman
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy

Stefan Zehle 240 Jan 2021

Stefan Zehle

Co-Founder & CEO
Coleago Consulting

Jan E 240

Jan Engelberg

Senior Advisor
Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom, Finland

Sergey Rudko

Sergey Rudko

RCC Co-Coordinator on AI 1.2 and AI 1.3 of WRC-23

Maarit

Maarit Palovirta

Director, Regulatory Affairs
ETNO

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Šarūnas Oberauskas

Advisor, Spectrum Engineering Division
Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT), Lithuania

Glyn Carter

Glyn Carter

Senior Spectrum Advisor
GSMA

Eiman M 240

Eiman Mohyeldin

Senior Specialist Spectrum Regulation
Nokia

Agenda

Please note all times listed are CET

Event Day
2021-01-18
10:00 - 10:30
Opening and Keynote Introductions
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Moderator: Alessandro Casagni
Director, Wireless Regulatory Policy EMEA, Huawei
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Stefan Zehle
CEO, Coleago Consulting
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Glyn Carter
Senior Spectrum Advisor, GSMA
10:30 - 11:00
Regulators Corner
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Baxton Sirewu
Director Technical Services Engineer, Post and Telecommunications Regulator (POTRAZ), Zimbabwe
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Sergey Rudko
RCC co-coordinator on AI 1.2 and AI 1.3 of WRC-23
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Prof. Antonio Sassano
Chairman, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
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Chris Woolford
Director of International Spectrum Policy, Ofcom, United Kingdom
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Jan Engelberg
Senior Advisor, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency
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Šarūnas Oberauskas
Advisor of Spectrum Engineering Division, Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT), Lithuania
11:00 - 11:20
Industry Corner
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Maarit Palovirta
Director, Regulatory Affairs, ETNO
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Eiman Mohyeldin
Senior Specialist Spectrum Regulation, Nokia (on behalf of the co-hosting vendors)
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Glyn Carter
Senior Spectrum Advisor, GSMA
11:20 - 11:55
Views from Audience and Q&A
11:55 - 12:00
Wrap-up
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www.ericsson.com
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Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. Huawei is a private company wholly owned by its employees. Through the Union of Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd., we implement an Employee Shareholding Scheme involving 104,572 employees. Only Huawei employees are eligible to participate. No government agency or outside organization holds shares in Huawei.
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www.nokia.com
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Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact team@6ghzopportunity.com