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Panel proposes plan for stable 5G mobile services

  • October 28, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 8:49 p.m.
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Tokyo, Oct. 28 (Jiji Press)–An expert panel of Japan’s communications ministry proposed Monday that a system be created to allow fifth-generation mobile communications service providers to share radio frequencies for avoiding network congestion.

Through the high-capacity, ultrafast 5G network, unprecedentedly huge volume of data would be transmitted simultaneously. As a result, there could be delays in communications, which would be fatal if they are for autonomous driving and remote medical treatment.

Currently, specific frequencies are allocated to communications firms and other entities for their exclusive use.

But the panel calls for making it possible for mobile service carriers to use for their 5G services frequencies allocated to satellite communications firms and administrative authorities when the frequencies are available.

Specifically, the panel envisages a system that clearly shows when frequencies can be used for 5G mobile services.

The ministry plans to introduce next year an amendment bill to the radio law.

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