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Japanese telecoms to share wireless frequency bands

New allocation system to ease congestion as 5G era dawns

The coming 5G age is expected to worsen congestion of the already-limited wireless spectrum.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is set to allow multiple telecommunications providers to access the same wireless frequency band in a bid to ease network crowding.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will develop a way to monitor what frequencies are being used when and where, and to parcel out unused spectrum in real time.

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