Spectrum for Mobile Broadband @GSMApolicy #Spectrum
Everyone should have access to mobile broadband — at a reasonable cost and with dependable performance — and governments around the world have embraced this goal. Success depends largely on the supply of spectrum made available for mobile services. Without sufficient spectrum, the mobile industry cannot deliver a rich and dynamic mobile future for all.
- The outcome of WRC-15 will be the single most important factor determining the future availability of affordable, ubiquitous, high-speed mobile broadband services.
- The industry is likely to require between 1600 MHz and 1800 MHz of spectrum to keep up with demand and ensure widespread access to mobile broadband services
- China’s Tencent WeChat and QQ mobile IM apps had over 620M active users (January 2014). Source: Econsultancy
- Data traffic is expected to see an almost ten-fold increase by 2019. Source: Mobile Economy Report 2015, GSMAi
- Mobile operators are expected to invest US$1.7TN in improving mobile broadband access from 2014 – 2020. Source: GSMAi