11GHz of New Spectrum for 5G – Isn’t That a Lot?

August 8, 2016


The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has decided to allocate nearly 11GHz of spectrum for 5G mobile broadband use.  This is a huge amount of spectrum – compare this to the first cellular systems which had an allocated spectrum of 50MHz, the Keysight blog reports. 


Let’s hope with over 200 times the allocated spectrum, the carriers can provide us with fast service for all our devices!  The spectrum is at much higher frequencies, so there is a LOT of work to do to make this practical for mobile use.


We're glad to see the FCC is being proactive about allocating spectrum.  With the available spectrum defined – at least in the US – designers know what they can work with and get to work on our next generation of devices.

Read the full article here.

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