The Telecom lobby’s demands have access to high-band spectrum for 5G

FRANKFURT (reuters) – The global mobile industry on Tuesday demanded access to the high capacity of the spectrum, and it is said that it must have the support of data-intensive 5G services, the charge for the space, lobby, hogging the frequencies, in a way that could stunt the technology.

FILE PHOTO: Workers waiting for the shuttle bus to have a 5G to test the park, at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, May 29, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Jason Lee/File Photo

The call of the GSMA, which represents 750 of operators, and another 350 companies in the mobile industry, ranging from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, the chinese company Huawei, a world leader in telecoms networks, it is a sign of a standards-setting conference, which will decide who will be allowed to make use of the so-called millimeter-wave frequencies.

This is a high-band spectrum, with the frequency of 26 Ghz, or higher, and has the largest capacity for data transfer, even faster than the mid-range of the spectrum is already in use in some countries, you can download it from a Hollywood movie to a smartphone in seconds.

But to obtain full access to the spectrum, and could be inhibited by the satellite operators that want to keep up with a large margin of unused bandwidth, in order to make sure that the 5G does not interfere with critical services, such as weather forecasting.

“We are heading for a showdown here,” Brett Tarnutzer, the GSMA’s head of spectrum, said in an interview that, in order to have the flexibility on the part of commercial space flight, the US space agency NASA and its European counterpart, ESA.

The GSMA calls on World Radiocommunication Conference to be held in Egypt, a month-long gathering from October. 28, in which the 190 member states of the United Nations, in the telecom forum to thrash out policy on the high-band spectrum.

The GSMA has been cranking up its lobbying operation in the early-to-the-counter, is sent forth by the united states Department of Defense, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), that 5G services will be able to interfere with the operation of the sensors that are used in weather and climate prediction.

Officials from NASA and the NOAA witness at the US congressional hearings that have 5 g of jam may make it more difficult for weather forecasters to predict the path a hurricane will take, thus putting lives at risk.

Tarnutzer, rejected these arguments as misinformation and said that they would be likely to delay the benefits of 5G, which could also be of benefit to the developing nations, for example, by making it possible for the ports and shipping industry to be more efficient.

In all, the GSMA estimates of the economic benefits associated with 5G for the global economy, on the $565 billion by 2034, equal to 2.9% of projected growth up until then.

The GSMA has called on the newly emerging nations seeking to build a coalition for a cause. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN telecom forum, it works on the principle of one-country, one-vote.

“So often we think when we think about 5G as a first-world technology, but what we have found is that it’s going to be a huge potential globally,” said Tarnutzer.

Reporting by Douglas Busvine; Editing by David Holmes

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