Debate: 5G Deployments in High-Frequency Bands are Uneconomic


Date & Time

Tuesday, 26 Feb

13:00 - 14:00


Hall 4 - Auditorium 4


One of the great expectations for 5G is the blistering speed that it will bring. Which leads to a problem; delivering the promised performance of 5G through high-band spectrum would require a fundamentally different architecture with much denser networks. Meanwhile a low-to mid-band 5G network, especially in bands below two gigahertz, would look and cost much the same as current LTE networks. Deployment costs would be similar for cell sites of comparable density. Will operators need to rethink their approach to deploying 5G in high frequency bands and carefully review their business case?

Download the official #MWC19 event app