Monday, February 11, 2019

Reallocating Mid-Band Spectrum Will Create Significant Economic Benefits

On February 5, 2019, the Analysis Group published a study in conjunction with CTIA titled "The Economic Impacts of Reallocating Mid-Band Spectrum to 5G in the United States." The use of mid-band spectrum is a necessity for developing 5G networks capable of maintaining high speeds and low latency. The study examines the economic impact of reallocating 400 MHz of licensed mid-band spectrum between 3.45 GHz and 4.2 GHz. Over a seven-year buildout period, wireless providers will invest $154 billion in 5G infrastructure, resulting in $274 billion in additional economic activity and 1.3 million new jobs.