6GHZ IMT Opportunity for Society

Event Overview

The deployment of 5G will bring large benefits to users over the coming years. Timely availability of sufficient amount of mid-band spectrum is critical for the successful launch and development of 5G-NR in the coming years. It would enable addressing the growing capacity needs, citywide (urban and suburban) as well as bringing great benefits outside these areas, thus unleashing great benefits for society.

Today’s limited supply of mid-band spectrum in some RCC countries brings the challenge of making the 5G-NR launch a success on a regional basis. Moreover, the growing demand will necessitate the need for additional mid-band spectrum already after a few years of the 5G-NR launch, independently of the starting position in an individual RCC country. 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 mid-band spectrum for IMT, including the need for the 6 GHz band in the coming years, sharing the latest updates in relation to technical research, standardization, ITU progress and more.

Внедрение 5G принесет пользователям большие преимущества в ближайшие годы. Своевременное наличие достаточного количества спектра в «среднем диапазоне» частот имеет решающее значение для успешного запуска и развития 5G-NR. Это позволит экономически эффективно удовлетворить растущие потребности в пропускной способности как в масштабах города (городское и пригородное покрытие), так и в районах, менее охваченных современными услугами. Это принесет большие выгоды для общества в целом.

Сегодняшнея ситуация с ограниченной доступностью «среднего диапазона» частот в ряде стран РСС является вызовом с точки зрения успешного запуска сетей 5G-NR в региональном мастштабе. Более того, растущий спрос вызовет необходимость в дополнительном «среднем спектре» уже через несколько лет после запуска 5G-NR, независимо от исходной ситуации в отдельно взятой стране РСС. Диапазон 6 ГГц является ключевой кандидатной полосой частот, имеющей хороший баланс между радиопокрытием и ёмкостью сети, для реализации широкого диапазона услуг и возможносетй 5G. На этом вебинаре регуляторы и ведущие игроки отрасли обсудят важность «среднего диапазона» частот для IMT, в том числе потребность в полосе 6 ГГц в ближайшие годы, поделятся последними новостями в части технических исследований, стандартизации, хода исследований в МСЭ и другими идеями.

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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


Prof. Antonio Sassano

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 Palovirta

Director, Regulatory Affairs

240 ŠO (BW)

Šarūnas Oberauskas

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

Glyn Carter

Glyn Carter

Senior Spectrum Advisor

Eiman M 240

Eiman Mohyeldin

Senior Specialist Spectrum Regulation

Agenda / Повестка дня

Please note all times listed are Moscow Local Time (MSK) / Внимание: время московскоe

11:00 - 11:25
Opening and Keynote Introductions / Открытие вебинара и Вступление
11:25 - 11:55
Regulators Corner / Уголок регуляторов
11:55 - 12:20
Industry Corner / Уголок индустрии
12:20 - 12:50
Views from Audience and Q&A / Мнения участникв и Вопросы&Ответы
12:50 - 13:00
Wrap-up / Подведение итогов
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