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Net neutrality

5G Spectrum

Spectrum management

Network regulation

Spectrum management

Spectrum management is about efficient use of scarce resources and allocation of new spectrum to highest societal benefit. It is also about global or regional coordination and harmonization of spectrum usage to decrease cost of technology by increasing economies of scale hereby maximizing the affordability for all users.

The need for harmonized spectrum

There is a need for spectrum harmonization between countries planning early 5G deployment. This needs to be done in addition to the current process for WRC-19, which focuses on spectrum for commercial 5G deployment beyond 2020.

The need for harmonized spectrum

Mobile spectrum bands

A spectrum plan divides a radio frequency spectrum into a number of frequency bands and specifies the general purpose and use for each band. This process is referred to as the allocation of frequency bands to radio communication services. Ericsson endorses the 3GPP spectrum band allocations for mobile broadband & Internet of Things.

See 3GPP bands

Mobility Report

Ericsson Mobility Report is a unique report dealing with the global and regional mobile traffic development based on real traffic patterns measured in live networks from around the globe. It also contains analysis and forecast of mobile data traffic.

Read the report on mobile data traffic


5G is the foundation for expanding the potential of the Networked Society. The move to 5G will add a new element: the industrial internet. 5G will enable more secure transactions and expand the battery life of IoT devices by 10X. All this will create opportunities for new use cases that we haven’t yet dreamed of.

Explore the vast potential of 5G

Connecting the unconnected

Ericsson’s technical innovations and services can help find sustainable and efficient ways to deliver mobile broadband to the 50% of the world’s population who is currently without internet connection.

Learn how we make it happen