The mobile industry has demonstrated its ability to connect and transform society through its 2G, 3G and 4G networks over the last 30 years. 5G will build on these significant changes. There has been much discussion around 5G and its impact on data networks. 5G will deliver a platform that enhances existing services and enables new business models. It is expected that 5G will increase mobile connectivity and support new services and produce substantial innovations. It will be central to future economic growth, employment, education, transport, retail, health, agriculture and more. 5G is the next generation of the global broadband multimedia international mobile telecommunication systems, known as IMT 2020 and 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 Networks will provide an enhanced broadband experience with speeds of over 10 Gbps, latency of less than 4 milliseconds, and ultra-high-dense connections. With these remarkable features, 5G is anticipated to significantly improve data speed and capacity as such could provide opportunities for new emerging markets.

The Office of the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) published a consultation document on 12th May 2022 inviting public comments on the Spectrum Identified for IMT 2020 (5G) in Vanuatu. During the consultation period, the TRBR received comments and feedback form service providers and interested persons, which have assisted the TRBR in finalizing this Decision.

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