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Spectrum policy 

Spectrum availability is a fundamental enabler of wireless communications. Nokia is engaged with regulators and industry partners to make harmonized spectrum available for cost-effective 5G deployments while protecting other services. 

Access to low, mid and high bands is needed in order to meet the 5G market demands and satisfy different use cases. Low bands such as 600 MHz and 700 MHz provide wide-area coverage and deep indoor penetration for wireless services. Mid bands such as 2.3 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 3.4-4.2 GHz and 6 GHz, provide both coverage and capacity, while the high frequency bands such as 26 GHz, 28 GHz, 40 GHz and 60 GHz offer extreme capacity at specific locations. 

Similarly, 5G should make use of licensed, shared and unlicensed spectrum to satisfy the growing data demands. Access to licensed spectrum for exclusive use is the priority to meet the expected demand from 5G networks, but shared and unlicensed spectrum should also be leveraged for the quick and wide adoption of 5G globally.

Here are the key pillars of Nokia’s spectrum policy work.