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Fifth RSPG Stakeholder Workshop

15th May 2018, 10am – 3pm
Venue: 7A Odenplan
Norrtullsgatan 6, Stockholm

The Radio Spectrum Policy Group, RSPG, brings together all Europe’s national spectrum managers. RSPG has been Europe’s expert on spectrum policy for fifteen years and is key to setting European Spectrum Policy.

On Tuesday May 15th, the RSPG invites stakeholders to a workshop in Stockholm on the group’s current work programme; covering areas such as the European Spectrum Strategy, 5G Implementation Challenges, WRC-19 and more. The aim of holding workshops throughout Europe is to increase the visibility of RSPG’s work and to get stakeholder input into our work.

For more details you can consult the draft agenda of the workshop.

Slides from the workshop are now available!

The RSPG has adopted recommendations to policymakers on 5G

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.