Ofcom Identifies Possible Spectrum for 5G Connection
The UK’s telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, has potentially identified new spectrum bands which could potentially be used to transmit 5G mobile broadband connections in the future.
With mobile connection technology advancing at such a staggering rate, new frequencies are always needed to make communication possible at all. Making use of these spectrums, rather than the already over-crowded frequencies currently in use today, would enable faster broadband and more reliable connections for mobile devices. Potentially, the availability of 5G broadband could lead to enhancements in transport, healthcare, energy and agriculture.
In a statement released to the press, Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards stated that the current demands placed on mobile data and broadband were only expected to increase in the future as more device connect wirelessly. The company is looking for ways to use the spectrum more efficiently to help meet these increased broadband demands as 5G becomes a greater possibility.
Amongst current spectrum frequencies being considered by Ofcom for the mobile broadband connections involve 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands which are currently used by the British Ministry of Defense. The so-called “white spaces” which have recently gained media attention as potential future connection frequencies are also on the list as potential 5G broadband frequencies.