PTS finds 5G value in 3.5GHz band, delays assignment

18 Oct 2016

Sweden’s National Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) has identified the 3.5GHz frequency band as suitable for 5G mobile development as part of a wider range of spectrum, and has decided to postpone the allocation of the band until the 3400MHz-3800MHz frequency range can be reassigned in its entirety. The regulator made its conclusions following a consultation with interested parties on a recent PTS report, which found that existing usage of the 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz bands is low. The aim of managing the wider 3.4GHz-3.8GHz range together is in line with the recent decision by the European Commission on the international harmonisation of the band for mobile communications, the PTS added.