The FCC has recently approved rule changes aimed at streamlining access to the 70 GHz, 80 GHz, and 90 GHz spectrum bands, immensely benefiting airborne and waterborne vehicles and promoting more innovative broadband service options. These updates will also impact the way backhaul service for 5G operates, enabling smaller, lower-cost antennas to be utilized, and ensuring a more efficient use of the spectrum through modifying the link registration process.
Nokia breaks 5G speed records at Finland’s OuluZone facility, demonstrating mmWave technology’s potential to overcome traditional limitations. Impressive 2.1 Gbps FWA downlink speeds achieved may soon enable operators to deliver widespread, multi-gigabit broadband coverage.
The FCC’s recent proposal for shared access of the 42 GHz band could revolutionize the telecom industry by introducing new service providers and business models. With mixed reactions, the proposed sharing mechanism aims to prevent interference and encourage competition, potentially attracting companies like Amazon to the mmWave spectrum.