Originally posted on RCRWireless.com on July 12, 2018
Licenses for millimeter wave frequencies in 24, 28, 37, 39 and 47 GHz bands focus of proposed auctions
The multi-gigabit speeds 5G is designed to support will require large swatches of high-capacity, millimeter wave spectrum. High-band frequencies, combined with mid- and low-band spectrum will collectively afford end users, whether people or objects, the right mix of coverage and capacity needed to support 5G use cases.
Right now in the U.S., AT&T and Verizon are both tapping millimeter wave frequencies to roll-out commercial 5G services later this year. AT&T is promising a standards-based mobile service in 12 markets by year-end, while Verizon is planning to deploy fixed wireless access to provide residential broadband services in three to five markets by the end of 2018.
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