This is perhaps the first big move towards the 4G mobile wireless system that has been in the talks for the last 5 years or so. Today, ITU-R at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC ‘07) has agreed on the spectrum for 4G.

  • 450−470 MHz band
  • 698−862 MHz band in Region 2 and nine countries of Region 3
  • 790−862 MHz band in Regions 1 and 3
  • 2.3−2.4 GHz band
  • 3.4−3.6 GHz band (no global allocation, but accepted by many countries)

Now the question is what the radio specification will be for 4G (=IMT-Advanced).