UK comms watchdog mulls 5G tweaks: Operators want moooooar power

www.theregister.co.uk | 4/19/2019 | Staff
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Ofcom is amenable to technical tweaks that mobile operators have requested to 5G rules, launching a consultation yesterday.

The Big Four – Telefónica UK, Vodafone, BT's EE and Hutchison's Three – as well as fifth 5G licensee UK Broadband want to increase the power limits permitted in the 3.4Ghz, 3.5Ghz and 3.6Ghz spectrum licences from 25dBM to 28dBM, and move the guard band requirement above 3605MHz.

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"Ofcom is minded to grant the all of the licence variations," the regulator said in the consultation document (PDF, p2).

The licensees say that 5G's directional antennas (Active Antennae Base Stations, or AAS) – which use beam-forming technology – would benefit from tweaks to the technical conditions that are part of the licence.

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