GSA, GSMA to collaborate on spectrum policy

Thursday 23 February 2017 | 11:14 CET | News
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) and the GSMA announced an agreement to collaborate on spectrum management issues in order to support the development of 5G services. They will share information in particular on the allocation, harmonisation and market availability of new bands. 

The partnership is expected to help prepare the industry for the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019, when key decisions will be taken on opening up new spectrum bands for mobile services. The cooperation will also include addressing already-identified spectrum, which must be assigned to meet current and future demand for mobile broadband services. 

The MoU employs a multi-faceted approach that will prioritise sharing studies in support of frequency bands for future 5G deployments. In addition, the two organisations will jointly identify and support key countries to facilitate the timely availability of already allocated spectrum, carrying out in-country studies and technical analysis as required.

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