Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Approach for 5G Services & Critical Weather Forecasts

Implementation of 5G wireless networks will require the use of additional swaths of the radio spectrum. How will this impact weather monitoring and communications?

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International and domestic regulators must issue regulations that provide adequate protection between weather forecasting data frequencies and other spectrum users in order to ensure forecasters’ access to the data. It is important to take into account the contribution of environmental satellites to weather forecasting. Decisions for protecting life, property, and economy should balance the benefits of improved communications from 5G infrastructure with impacts of weather forecasts diminished by reduced timeliness and accuracy.

Space Policy Show Alert: Check out Episode 3 of The Space Policy Show where David Lubar talks about his most recent paper on developing a sustainable spectrum approach for 5G services and critical weather forecasts. 

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