Update on global 5G spectrum auctions

Originally posted on RCR Wireless on August 21, 2018

The next generation of cellular networks will bring a huge boost in capacity. In order to provide more capacity, mobile operators need more spectrum. To support the commercialization of 5G, telecoms regulators around the world are conducting 5G spectrum auctions. Here we take stock of recent 5G spectrum auctions.

South Korea

In June South Korea completed a tender process through which it awarded spectrum in both the 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz bands. The government made available a total of 280 megahertz in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band and 2,400 megahertz in the 28 GHz band. The spectrum was divided into 28 blocks and 24 blocks.

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