The European Commission (EC) adopted the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/784https://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=1472357 for the harmonisation of the 24.25-27.5 GHz (or 26 GHz) frequency band for terrestrial systems capable of providing wireless broadband electronic communications services in the European Union, representing an important step towards the implementation of 5G throughout Europe.
The implementation of 5G networks requires the timely availability of a sufficient number of harmonised frequencies. With this decision, the EC accepts its commitment to harmonise the last of the so-called “pioneer frequency bands” for 5G across Europe, in accordance with its 5G plan of action https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=17131.
The harmonised technical conditions seek to ensure this frequency band is available for 5G networks while protecting radiocommunications services already in use (such as satellite services) on the 26 GHz and adjacent frequency bands.
- European Commission to harmonise the last pioneer frequency band needed for 5G deployment https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/european-commission-harmonise-last-pioneer-frequency-band-needed-5g-deployment