ANACOM unveils 5G consultation; 700MHz band will be key

9 Mar 2018

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicacoes, ANACOM) has unveiled a public 5G consultation, highlighting a number of spectrum bands which it is considering making available to domestic cellcos. Top of the watchdog’s list is the 700MHz band, which ANACOM hopes to auction by mid-2020. ANACOM notes that it is currently working with its regulatory counterparts in Spain and Morocco to ensure that there will be no cross-border interference issues as it seeks to introduce the 700MHz band.

Other frequencies under discussion are: 450MHz, 900MHz, 1500MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2.6GHz, 3.6GHz and 26GHz. ANACOM is seeking feedback from interested parties until 19 April.