FCC to ‘consider something different’ for 42 GHz band

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel says the agency will take a different approach than usual for regulating the 42 GHz band.

Traditionally, the FCC has relied on auctions to allocate spectrum licenses. However, Rosenworcel expressed her belief that the agency had overinvested in millimetre wave (mmWave) auctions while neglecting mid-band spectrum.

In recent years, the FCC has made efforts to address this by launching auctions in the 3.45 GHz and 2.5 GHz...

Ofcom to make over 6 GHz of mmWave spectrum available

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced that it will make over 6 GHz of mmWave spectrum available.

The spectrum will span the 26 GHz (24.25-27.5 GHz) and 40 GHz (40.5 GHz-43.5 GHz) bands and deliver large increases in speeds and capacity.

Tony Eigen, VP of Marketing at Baicells, said: “Many countries, including the US, are already seeing the clear performance benefits of mmWave. Data from Ookla in the US revealed mmWave is achieving extraordinary speeds - almost...

NBN sets a world record for mmWave 5G transmission distance

NBN Co and its partners have set a new world record for long-range mmWave 5G transmission.

The Aussie network operator teamed up with Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Casa Systems to achieve the feat.

Gavin Williams, Co-Chief Development Officer, Regional and Remote at NBN, said:

“The NBN fixed wireless network plays a vital role connecting Australians right across regional and rural parts of the country. We face some unique challenges, not least vast distances and...