UK regulator asks for comments on spectrum above 6 GHz for 5G

UK regulator Ofcom took another step in defining 5G technology by opening a consultation into the use of spectrum above 6 GHz for next-generation networks. Ofcom is asking for input on the use of spectrum currently used for a variety of purposes, including scientific research, satellite broadcasting and weather monitoring. Ofcom said large blocks of high-frequency spectrum will most likely be required to achieve the potential of 5G technology to deliver data rates of 10 Gbps to 50 Gbps, as it explained its focus on the 6 GHz band and over. For more, see this FierceWireless:Europe article.