The European Commission decided to harmonise spectrum for wireless broadband electronic communications services for 5G systems

25 Jan 2019

The European Commission decided to harmonise the radio spectrum in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band to enable future use of 5G across the countries. The amending implementing decision is in line with the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) which requires from Member States to support this band for 5G systems by 21 December 2020.  The decision of the Commission is based on the principles of technology and service neutrality, both provided by the EECC. The EU has tried to integrate this band since 2008, but a few number of licences has been required. The harmonisation of spectrum for wireless broadband electronic communications services will boost connection speed, provide more reliable mobile networks and expand mobile network coverage. The 5G is considered an important building block for the future of the digital economy.

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