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Spectrum Insight - Spectrum for mobile broadband

NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Spectrum Insight - Spectrum for mobile broadband

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Description:

This insight analyses the existing and potential frequency bands for mobile broadband. It takes into account both licensed and unlicensed bands in a context of rapidly growing mobile data traffic.

Region:

Asia-Pacific,Europe,North America,China,India,Sweden,United Kingdom,USA

Contents

1. Key findings 6

2. New frequency bands for mobile broadband 7

2.1. New MBB spectrum: which frequency bands? 7 2.2. 450 MHz 8 2.3. 600 MHz in the USA 8 2.3.1. Reversed and forward auctions 9 2.3.2. Repacking process 9 2.4. 700 MHz 10 2.4.1. First and second Digital Dividends 10 2.4.2. Possible harmonisation 10 2.4.3. Technical challenges and remaining issues 12 2.5. L-Band: 1452-1492 MHz 13 2.5.1. European status 13 2.5.2. Use of the L-Band for mobile communications 14 2.6. 2 GHz TDD 14 2.7. 2 GHz MSS 14 2.7.1. Europe 14 2.7.2. USA 15 2.8. 2.3 GHz band 16 2.9. 2.7-2.9 GHz 17 2.10. 3.4-3.8 GHz 18 2.11. 3.8-4.2 GHz 19 2.12. 4.4-4.99 GHz 19 2.13. Unlicensed frequency bands 19 2.13.1. 5 GHz band 19 2.13.2. 60 GHz band: high data rates for short-distance communications 20

3. LTE spectrum fragmentation - How do device manufacturers group LTE frequency bands? 22

3.1. Existing frequency bands for mobile broadband 22 3.1.1. FDD spectrum 22 3.1.2. TDD spectrum 23 3.2. Spectrum allocated to mobile operators around the world 24 3.3. LTE spectrum fragmentation 25 3.4. Example of the iPhone 5c & 5s 27 3.5. Samsung Galaxy S4 28

4. Plans to free up additional spectrum for mobile broadband 29

4.1. An international comparison 29 4.2. 5G: METIS plans for new spectrum 30 4.3. USA 31 4.4. Europe 31 4.4.1. Sweden 31 4.4.2. UK 32 4.5. Rest of the World 33 4.5.1. Asia-Pacific 33

Tables

Table 1: Potential new frequency bands for mobile broadband – Europe 7

Table 2: First and second Digital Dividends, worldwide 10

Table 3: APT 700 MHz plan – adoption in Asia-Pacific 11

Table 4: Main frequency bands for UMTS/HSPA/LTE deployment – FDD mode 22

Table 5: Main frequency bands for UMTS/HSPA/LTE deployment – TDD mode 23

Table 6: FDD spectrum assets for selected operators (September 2013) 24

Table 7: LTE FDD devices by frequency band 25

Table 8: LTE TDD devices by frequency band 25

Table 9: Potential use of FDD bands for LTE 25

Table 10: Potential use of TDD bands for LTE 26

Table 11: Most likely bands for LTE international roaming 26

Table 12: iPhone 5s and 5c support for LTE bands 27

Table 13: Galaxy S4 supported LTE bands, by selected models 28

Table 14: Summary of total available licensed spectrum for mobile broadband 29

Table 15: Amount of spectrum below 6 GHz available for unlicensed broadband use 29

Table 16: Spectrum bands targeted by Metis (9-37 GHz) 30

Table 17: Spectrum bands targeted by Metis (>40 GHz) 30

Table 18: Federal spectrum under investigation for future mobile broadband use in the USA 31

Table 19: Future availability of spectrum in India 33

Figures

Figure 1: 450 MHz spectrum in Brazil 8

Figure 2: Expected FCC 600 MHz plan 9

Figure 3: Overlap between the 700 MHz APT band plan and the 800 MHz band 12

Figure 4: Positioning of ICO and TerreStar in the 2 GHz band (S-band) 15

Figure 5: 2300 MHz band allocations globally 16

Figure 6: The 2.3 GHz band in the USA 17

Figure 7: 2.3 GHz band in the USA 17

Figure 8: Harmonised frequency arrangements for the 3.4-3.8 GHz bands 18

Figure 9: 5 GHz spectrum possible extensions 20

Figure 10: 60 GHz Band Channel Plan by Region 21

Figure 11: Swedish plan for new mobile spectrum. 32

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