15 December, 2020

6GHz IMT opportunity for Society

Exploiting 5G and its evolution in LATAM: the key role of the 6GHz band

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Exclusive virtual 6GHz event co-hosted by Nokia, Ericsson, GSMA, Huawei, ZTE.

You can find the presentation material here and the recording of the session on this link.

Please visit the 6GHz IMT Opportunity website to register for our upcoming webinars

Abstract of the former event:

The deployment of 5G will bring large benefits to users over the coming years. Making additional mid-bands spectrum available for 5G-NR is critical to cost-effectively serving the future capacity needs, both citywide (urban and suburban) and in underserved areas, thus unleashing great benefits for society.

The 6GHz band is a key candidate band offering good balance in terms of coverage and capacity for a wide range of 5G use cases and features. With this webinar, policy makers and the leading industry players will touch upon the importance of the 6GHz band for IMT sharing the latest updates in relation to technical research, standardization, ITU progress and more.

Key takeaways:

  1. Mobile Broadband in licensed spectrum will generate substantially more social and economic value compared to other technologies using unlicensed spectrum;
  2. The 6 GHz band represents an opportunity to provide critical mid-band spectrum which will be required for 5G in the future to provide high capacity city-wide urban and suburban coverage, to complement 3.5 GHz spectrum which will not be sufficient for the long term.
  3. The ITU-R has started its preparatory work towards WRC-23 Agenda Item 1.2 (AI 1.2) assessing the feasibility of allocating 6425–7125 MHz for IMT. Technical parameters and channel modeling are expected to be completed in June 2021. New technologies and features, such as precise beam direction control for 5G Active Antenna System (AAS), high bandwidth, and low power spectral density, help implement the coexistence with fixed satellite services and microwave links.
  4. Regional approaches to the band 6425-7125 MHz differ at WRC-23 (AI 1.2) but all regions can benefit from an IMT identification.
  5. A wide range of mobile operators and equipment manufacturers support 5925/6425-7125 MHz as high priority for future IMT to increase 5G capacity and services availability.



Learn more about our speakers

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Title: The 6GHz IMT opportunity for Society

Date: December 15, 2020

Time:  09:00 – 11:00 am CST, 16.00 – 18.00 CET, 23:00 – 01:00 Beijing

Duration: 2 hours



  • Moderator: Paul Norkus (Nokia Portfolio Marketing Manager)

Regulators’ corner

  • ZENG Fansheng, Vice Director, Frequency Planning Division, Bureau of Radio Regulation, China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
  • XU Fei, Secretary-General of IMT-2020(5G)Promotion Group, China
  • Mohamed Abdelghany, Radio Spectrum Procurement Director, National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA)
  • Meta Pavšek Taškov, Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia (AKOS), Slovenia, Head of Mobile service

Industry corner

  • Ross Bateson, Special Adviser, GSMA
  • Päivi Ruuska, Spectrum Manager, Telia Company speaking on behalf of ETNO (European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association)
  • Ana Valero, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Latin America, Telefónica
  • Erika Tejedor, Director of Government and Industry relations, Ericsson, speaking on behalf of Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, ZTE
  • Industry Statement

Views from audience and Q&A


  • Paul Norkus