ANACOM launches consultation on 26GHz band

16 Dec 2021

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicacoes, ANACOM) has launched a consultation regarding the use of the 26GHz band (24.25GHz-27.5GHz) for 5G. The watchdog notes: ‘Thus, with this public consultation … ANACOM intends to collect the position of the various market players (manufacturers, operators, private and public entities, users and others) on the availability of spectrum in the 26GHz band. Contributions obtained will be duly considered in future decision-making on the subject, namely: the procedure, the calendar and the conditions for the allocation and use of this spectrum, if there is an interest in the market for this.’

ANACOM welcomes submissions from interested parties until 31 January 2022.