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3.5GHz
The government of Canada announced the postponement of its 3.5 GHz spectrum auction due to COVID-19. The auction is now scheduled to start on June 15, 2021. Read more at: http://5gobservatory.eu/canada-postpones-3-5ghz-spectrum-auction/
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The FCC auctioned off more 5G spectrum for $4.6 billion. Angela Lang/CNET The FCC awards more than 20,000 licenses for midband 3.5GHz spectrum. Corinne Reichert The FCC netted almost $4.6 billion after auctioning off 5G spectrum to US carriers. The midband 3.5GHz spectrum will “further the deployment of 5G,” the FCC said Wednesday. More than 20,000 spectrum licenses were...
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On the 6th of April 2020 ICASA made the following International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum bands available for temporary assignment: 700MHz, 800MHz, 2300MHz, 2600MHz and 3500MHz bands. https://www.icasa.org.za/news/2020/emergency-release-of-spectrum-to-meet-the-spike-in-broadband-services-demand-due-to-covid-19 Monday, 4 May 2020: Vodacom Press Release Vodacom 5G Vodacom has switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in three cities – Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town...
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By STAFF REPORTER  2 February 2020 Icasa has received more than 40 written submissions on the licensing of broadband spectrum suitable for building 4G/LTE and 5G networks in South Africa as the communications regulator gears up to auction off radio frequency spectrum. The deadline for submissions was Friday, with Icasa promising to publish them on its website...
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Image: 702.c0.za ZTE South Africa, a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, has disclosed that ZTE, the major international provider of telecommunications, mobile internet and consumer Technology company, has taken the leadership position in China’s third phase 5G research and development testing. ZTE is the first telecommunications company in South Africa to complete standalone test at 3.5GHz...
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            Comments by EMFSA: The 5G service that is being rolled out in Lesotho ( for what appears to be two customers so far) is using 3,5 GHz which is the part of the spectrum between the two Wi-Fi frequencies of 2,4 GHz and 5GHz bands. In other words not millimeter wave...
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