Brattle Principal Coleman Bazelon recently testified before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communication and Technology during a hearing on “The Race to 5G and its Potential to Revolutionize American Competitiveness.”
In his testimony, Dr. Bazelon provides an expert analysis on the need for additional spectrum in order to fulfill the promise of 5G, which will bring unprecedented speeds and low latency to wireless networks. He opines on how, unlike previous technological advancements, 5G combines new technologies with a new architectural model of how spectrum is deployed. The new model for a robust 5G network will require High-, Mid-, and Low-Band spectrum, known as the “spectrum trifecta.” This new spectrum architecture could raise or lower overall spectrum values, but should increase demand for Mid-Band spectrum, the connective tissue of 5G deployments.
Dr. Bazelon’s testimony can be read in its entirety using the link below.