TECH SUPPLIER Jun 2019 - Market Perspective - Doc # AP44756419

Singapore's Evolving 5G Spectrum and Deployment Plans

By: Bill RojasAdjunct Research Director, IDC Asia/Pacific, Kiranjeet KaurSenior Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC Asia/Pacific, Hugh UjhazyVice President, IoT and Telecommunications

Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: Singapore Lays Out Strategy for 5G Spectrum and Deployment in 2021

New Market Developments and Dynamics

C-Band Spectrum Strategy: Lack of Spectrum, Fixed Satellite Services, and Restricted Zones

IDC's Assessment

Figure: IMDA Plan for the C Band

700MHz and the 2.5/2.6GHz Band 41 — The Need for Cross-Border Coordination

Figure: Spectrum Holdings in the 2.5/2.6GHz FDD and TDD Bands

IDC's Assessment

The mmWave 26/28GHz Bands — Capacity and Mobility?

Figure: The IMDA's Plan for the 26/28GHz Bands

IDC's Assessment: Finding the Right Balance for C Band Coverage and mmWave Capacity Cells and the Possibility of Infrastructure Sharing

The Choice of 50MHz Frequency Blocks for the C Band

Table: Throughput of 3.5GHz Cell Using 50MHz Versus 100MHz channels

Table: Possible network sharing models

Implications of Video-Centric IoT Traffic on Future Network Planning

Figure: IoT Traffic in Singapore Will Surpass 1.33Tbps by 2025

IMDA Wants MNOs to Start with Standalone

IDC's Assessment

IMDA Wants to Create a Wholesale 5G Ecosystem

Figure: Wholesale Will Become Part of the 5G Bandwidth Ecosystem

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