IMT 2020 (5G) is the next step in mobile broadband wireless communications. Compared with 4G, 5G offers a new network architecture to help significantly boost overall performance. 5G will deliver over 10 Gbps data rate, millisecond-level latency, and ultra-high-dense connections. With these remarkable features, 5G is set to welcome a world filled with unlimited possibilities and an exciting new era that promises the connectivity of everything.
In accordance with the NICT Act 2009, it is NICTA’s mandate to develop Radio spectrum plans including frequency band plans in PNG, taking into account global and regional harmonization. All band plans are developed in accordance with recommendations developed by the Radiocommunications sector of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-R).
In the interest of PNG particularly the ICT sector, NICTA is conducting this general consultation on the ‘Mid’ and ‘High’ frequency bands that were identified in the ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences of 2015 (WRC-15) and 2019 (WRC-19) for deployment of 5G Mobile telecommunication service. NICTA will draft specific band plans taking into account feedback from the consultation.
NICTA welcomes feedback from the operators, stakeholders and general public taking into account the following;
- Current and future spectrum demands to support mobile broadband applications in Papua New Guinea
- Potential frequency band arrangements (i.e. Frequency Division Duplex (FDD), Time Division Duplex (TDD) etc.)
- Sharing and Implications on incumbent services including GSO and N-GSO satellite links
- Spectrum Harmonization and Economies of scale considerations
Consultative PapersSPECTRUM IDENTIFIED FOR IMT 2020 (5G) IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA