This study for the GSMA demonstrates the gathering global momentum around adoption of 1.4/1.5 GHz band for IMT services in the run up to WRC-15. The 1.4/1.5 GHz band is of value to IMT services because it provides much needed capacity to support traffic growth and has propagation characteristics that support better rural and in-building coverage.
Plum estimated the potential economic benefits from IMT services use of 40 MHz of the band (downlink) and a further 40 MHz (downlink) five years later. The study report has been published and submitted to regional meetings in Asia Pacific and elsewhere in preparation for WRC-15. It was updated shortly before WRC-15 following global momentum behind the band.