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Vision 2030: mmWave Spectrum Needs

Estimating High-Band Spectrum Needs in the 2025–2030 Time Frame

High-band mmWave spectrum complements low- and mid-band spectrum implementations in dense urban areas and can provide fibre-like connectivity through 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) technologies. It also helps ensure secure, reliable, low-latency networks in contexts such as manufacturing plants or high-density locations such as stadiums and travel hubs.

By 2030, an average of 5 GHz of mmWave spectrum per market will be needed to satisfy demand for different 5G use cases, including eMBB, FWA and enterprise networks. To deliver on this, bands such as 26 GHz, 28 GHz, and 40 GHz are needed.

The findings of this report underline mmWave spectrum’s role in delivering the growth that consumer, enterprise and household data will demand leading to 2030.

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