South Korea seeking to double the allocation of spectrum for 5G by 2026

28 Nov 2019

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) has revealed it is aiming to make a further 2,640MHz of bandwidth available for use in 5G networks by 2026, according to ZDNet. Under what has been dubbed the ‘5G+ Spectrum Plan’, the regulator is reportedly looking to almost double the amount of 5G-suitable spectrum in the country, up from the current 2,680MHz that has already been allocated. It is understood that the thinking behind the plan is to ensure that there is enough bandwidth to cater for an expected explosion in traffic over 5G networks, while also allowing for the use of spectrum by new industries that are expected to be 5G-based. As it stands, the MSIT has yet to announce details of exactly what frequencies it will offered, nor has it laid out a timeline for deployment. It has said though, that it will discuss regulations for strategic businesses and the private sector before announcing a finalised plan next month.

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