Towards a harmonious future – addressing the 5G spectrum challenge

One of the closely watched topics at WRC-15 is the agenda items for the next WRC and in particular identifying spectrum allocations above 6 GHz for mobile broadband services. If the experience from recent years is anything to go by, the search for new mobile spectrum is likely to be contentious. With the specifications for the new generation of mobile technology (5G) to be finalised by 2020, this is a crucial issue that will need to be resolved over the next two to three years. This Insight discusses the three key questions that need to be addressed in tackling the 5G spectrum challenge.