PTS to award spectrum for 5G trials

4 Apr 2017

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) has revealed that is taking steps to promote 5G development by enabling non-commercial large-scale 5G tests from 2017 onwards. The regulator will make available up to 200MHz of spectrum in the 3.4GHz-3.6MHz band and 1000MHz (24.25GHz-27.5GHz band) for 5G trials from 2017 until 31 December 2019. The PTS said that while spectrum in the 3.4GHz-3.6GHz band is partly assigned to 98 Swedish municipalities, only a fraction of those currently utilise the frequencies; however, the regulator pointed out that it will impose geographic restrictions on the spectrum when reassigned for 5G tests (on a first-come first-served basis).