MIIT opens consultation on mmWave band for 5G

9 Jun 2017

Chinese telecoms regulator the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has launched an open consultation on the possible use of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum in the 24.75GHz-27.5GHz and 37GHz-42.5GHz ranges for 5G services. The MIIT has requested feedback on a range of matters to help improve frequency planning for the bands. As such, the regulator has invited parties to submit information regarding: proposed uses for the spectrum; key technical problems; advice on how to plan the blocks for 5G systems; and any compatibility and coexistence research that has already been carried out on the band. The deadline for submissions is 7 August 2017.

The announcement follows on the heels of another 5G spectrum consultation opened by the MIIT earlier this week, which focused on several sub-6GHz frequency ranges.