The RSPG is pleased to confirm that it will be holding workshops for interested stakeholders during 2018 on the following dates:
- 15 May in Stockholm
- 28 November in Budapest
More information and details how to register will be published closer to the dates of these events.
The Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) launched already in November 2016 a strategic roadmap for 5G in Europe that identified
- Low bandwidth spectrum (700 MHz) which can enable 5G coverage to all areas, ensuring that everyone benefits;
- Medium bandwidth spectrum (3.4-3.8 GHz) which will bring the necessary capacity for new 5G services in urban areas; and
- High bandwidth spectrum (26 GHz) to give ultra-high capacity for innovative new services, enabling new business models and sectors of the economy to benefit from 5G.
The RSPG has now, in a second Opinion, adopted further recommendations for policymakers on strategic issues related to 5G. Those amongst others;
- Large blocks of 3.4-3.8 GHz made available by 2020;
- Flexibility in authorisation (for example concerning geography);
- Cross border service performance needs to be defined;
- Coverage requirements set according to national needs;
- Sufficiently large portion (e.g. 1 GHz) of the 26 GHz band made available (locally) in response to market demand by 2020; and
- General authorisation in 66-71 GHz.
The recommendations should inform current political initiatives on 5G and spectrum management in the EU.
RSPG18-002 : RSPG#45 Agenda
RSPG18-003 : Commission activities related to spectrum policy
RSPG18-004 : Progress report of the RSPG WG on 5G
RSPG18-005 : 2nd opinion on 5G networks
RSPG18-006 : Progress Report of RSPG WG on WRC-19
RSPG18-009 : Results of the 4th RSPG Questionnaire Good offices – 700 MHz band
RSPG18-010 : 5th Progress report of RSPG WG on DSM
RSPG18-012 : RSPG Work Programme for 2018 and beyond
RSPG18-013 : List of documents for publication RSPG#45
RSPG18-014 : 5th Questionnaire – Good offices – 700 MHz
RSPG18-016rev1 : RSPG Chair’s report RSPG #45