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Switzerland to release 3.4-3.5 GHz band for private 5G from 2024

The long tail of national regulation on ‘vertical’ private 5G spectrum continues to wag, in a slightly inconsistent manner. Swiss telecoms regulator BAKOM has announced it will open the 3400-3500 MHz (3.4-3.5 GHz) band for enterprises to deploy private 5G networks from the start of next year (January 1, 2024). The frequency allocation is lower than the 3.7-3.8 GHz band that has been made available to enterprises in Germany, as well as the 3.8-4.2 GHz band that has been ring-fenced in the UK – and which the wider European market appears to be converging on.

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