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World Mobile Spectrum state of the art in 2013

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Published Date : Oct 2013

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No. of Pages : 62 Pages

This yearly report delivers an overview of the latest developments in the spectrum field including the main evolutions of the regulatory framework, spectrum sharing issues and new radio technologies, the 700 MHz band status, mobile spectrum in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, North and South America, and Africa Middle East, and spectrum valuation.
Table of Content

1. Executive summary

2. Major trends in the regulatory framework
Main radio spectrum ‘trends’ for 2013-2015
Lessons from the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12)
Supplemental downlink (SDL)
New frequency bands

3. Spectrum sharing & new radio technologies
Spectrum sharing
Impact of new radio technologies
Status of white spaces
Carrier aggregation

4. LTE spectrum
LTE spectrum
Main LTE frequency bands: FDD & TDD
LTE roaming

5. The 700 MHz band
The 700 MHz band: a new harmonised frequency band
for LTE?
The 700 MHz band: compatibility issues
The 700 MHz band: duplex gap and PPDR networks
The 700 MHz band: Asia-Pacific

6. Mobile spectrum in Western Europe

7. Mobile spectrum in Eastern Europe

8. Mobile spectrum in Asia-Pacific

9. Mobile spectrum in North America

10. Mobile spectrum in Latin America

11. Mobile spectrum in Africa-Middle East

12. 4G spectrum follow-up & licence valuation
Comparison of frequency allocations of mobile operators
4G spectrum price: Digital Dividend, 700 MHz band
4G spectrum price: 1800 MHz band
4G spectrum price: higher frequency bands
Past and expected spectrum prices
Spectrum price
Who we are

List of Table

Table 1: Advantages and constraints of LSA
Table 2: Frequency bands combinations for carrier aggregation
Table 3: Main LTE frequency bands
Table 4: Status of the 700 MHz band (May 2013)
Table 5: FDD spectrum assets for selected operators

List of Chart

Figure 1: Principle of supplemental downlink
Figure 2: 450 MHz spectrum in Brazil
Figure 3: L-Band: example of channel rasters
Figure 4: 2300 MHz band allocations globally
Figure 5: The 2.3 GHz band in the USA
Figure 6: Harmonised frequency arrangements for the 3.4-3.8 GHzbands
Figure 7: The ‘licensed shared access’ concept
Figure 8: Principle of white spaces
Figure 9: Concept of white space database for geolocation andspectrum-sensing
Figure 10: Example of carrier aggregation
Figure 11: Possible implementation of 2 x 30 MHz FDD band in700 MHz (lower duplexer)
Figure 12: 700 MHz band plan in the USA
Figure 13: Overlap between 700 MHz APT band plan and 800 MHzband
Figure 14: Extension of the APT band plan?
Figure 15: 700 MHz band plan in Australia
Figure 16: 700 MHz band - Price (eurocents) per MHz per pop.(for 10 years)
Figure 17: 1800 MHz band - Price (eurocents) per MHz per pop.(for 10 years)
Figure 18: 2.6 GHz spectrum - Price (eurocents) per MHz per pop.(for 10 years)

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