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MCMC: 5G bands open to bids by telco consortiums in Q1 2020

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Fee might be allocating 5G bands to a consortium of licensees somewhat than a singular participant, and begin tendering it early this yr.

In its ‘Allocation of spectrum bands for cell broadband service in Malaysia’ report, the MCMC mentioned the choice was made so the roll out could be achieved in a cost-efficient method whereas encouraging collaboration amongst operators.

The primary 5G frequency bands that it will likely be rolling out – known as the “5G pioneer bands” – are the 700MHz, 3.4GHz to three.6GHz (“3.5 GHz band”) and 24.9GHz to 28.1GHz bands (“26/28 GHz bands”).

MCMC acknowledged a portion of the 700MHz and three.5GHz bands might be assigned in a single bundle by way of a young course of, which can begin in Q1 of 2020.

“For the avoidance of doubt, MCMC has no desire in relation to the members of this consortium and can consider submissions acquired as per the tender course of,” it mentioned within the report, including that particular standards for the company construction of this consortium might be defined in a advertising and marketing plan, popping out within the subsequent few months.

The remaining frequencies throughout the 700 MHz and three.5 GHz bands might be thought-about for project at a later stage.

In the meantime, the frequency vary of 24.9GHz to 26.5GHz can even be awarded primarily based on a young course of to licensees on a nationwide foundation, whereas the remaining frequency vary of 26.5GHz to 28.1GHz might be assigned primarily based on a first-come first-served foundation.

The 26.5 GHz to 28.1 GHz bands might be open to any celebration, even non-licensees, for the aim of deploying localised or non-public networks for industrial and enterprise providers and purposes similar to healthcare, ports, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, public security and good metropolis initiatives.

MCMC is allocating 3200 MHz of bandwidth in complete, damaged up as 4 blocks of 400 MHz (totalling 1600 MHz) for the 24.9-26.5GHz band out there nationwide, and 4 blocks of 400 MHz (totalling 1600 MHz) for the 26.5-28.1GHz band for localised or non-public networks.

The Fee defined that the three.5 GHz and 26/28 GHz bands are vital for 5G roll out.

It’s because the 26/28 GHz bands helps giant bandwidths and excessive knowledge charges, making it splendid for growing the capability of wi-fi networks, whereas the three.5 GHz band contributes a vital portion of the spectrum for cell broadband by providing a stability between the large protection of decrease frequencies and excessive capability of the millimetre-wave spectrum.

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