OFCA consults on LAA to boost 4G

5 Feb 2018

Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has opened a consultation into the proposed use of 5GHz spectrum for Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) 4G services. The watchdog says that 580MHz of spectrum is currently allocated for shared access in the 5GHz range, covering technologies such as Wi-Fi. It adds that the use of the unlicensed spectrum for 4G services would be a ‘significant addition’ to the 522MHz of licensed spectrum which is in use by the territory’s mobile network operators (MNOs).