China 5G mmWave Consultation

In June, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) solicited feedback regarding the planning and use of millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum for the development of 5G networks from members of the satellite industry in Asia. Together, CASBAA, the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) submitted the following comments on 5G communications systems in mmWave bands. Ultimately, they recommended that the MIIT should prioritize high mmWave bands for the accommodation of future 5G/IMT-2020 type services.