After the FCC created an upper limit Flexible Use Service I the 28 GHz, 37 GHz and 39 GHz bands along with an unlicensed band with a 64 GHz to 71 GHz spectrum, eleven GHz of the high-frequency spectrum is now available to use in mobile broadband technology.
Opening a new spectrum is a right step towards the 5G introduction and was greeted by the US telecom industry with pleasure. Those bands between 30 GHz to 300 GHz are central to 5G development. The US is the first country to designate the millimeter-wave band frequency for the commercial use. Scott Belcher, CEO Telecommunication Industry Association believe this is important as the US doesn’t possess the early technological edge with 5G as it has of the LTE.
The stakes are exceptionally high for the US companies and their economy. The world leaders in 5G will be able to globally sell their technology for years to come. America being the leader in the 4G LTE, this spectrum being their puts them in a good position to fuel the next generation of devices, networks, and apps.
There is still a lot to do between now and the launch of 5G which is expected about 2020 in the market. The specific specification of 5G are yet to be settled but it is anticipated that the millimeter wave spectrum will be the key.