5G Technology Advances Overshadowed by Ongoing Spectrum Wrangling | In the News

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 returned to the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona this week after a two-year absence during the pandemic. 5G was once again a hot topic for delegates and vendors at the conference, but despite some impressive technological advancements, continued wrangling over spectrum availability is slowing the 5G roll-out. A rethink on the way this spectrum is allocated could be necessary, experts say.

According to Nitish Mittal, Partner at Everest Group, while there have been “a lot of initiatives in the US and European markets” from regulators focused on spectrum allocation, they have not been met by “equal improvement in 5G adoption and applications.”

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