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The operator told PolicyTracker that Verizon’s fixed wireless last-mile efforts were a “special case” and “not easy to find” in the existing 5G documentation.
A draft impact assessment undertaken as part of the upcoming telecoms regulatory framework review calls for a 25-year minimum licence term and a requirement for administrations to publicly announce plans for spectrum awards.
The UK operator told PolicyTracker that drones would not be part of the day-to-day operation of the emergency services network (ESN) it will begin running next year, but they could be used to establish impromptu networks when there is "crisis".
A Federal Communications Commission advisory group asked whether noise from unwanted radio frequency energy from man-made sources is on the upswing. The answer was a resounding "yes."
The move runs counter to calls from the mobile industry and the European Commission to think more strategically about spectrum awards, but it looks like Montenegro put budget concerns first.
The operator said it has invested PLN 800m (€187m) in increasing coverage from 83 per cent to 95 per cent and hopes to reach 98 per cent at 300Mbps by the end of the year. Historical crowd-sourced coverage data shows much lower figures, however.
The country hopes to use half of the proceeds from any auction to cover the $500m cost of partly subsidising DTT boxes for every citizen in the country, according to recent reports.
The warning comes as the US and the EU develop contrasting approaches to 5G - Brussels proposing an industrial plan while the US favours a hands-off approach.
In this month's issue we report on the reaction of some European regulators to the European Commission's desire to enforce legally binding negotiating positions at WRCs and on Europe's preparations for moving digital terrestrial TV out of the 700 MHz band. We also tackle the FCC's plans for spectrum for 5G. Other topics covered include BB-PPDR, the US incentive auction and spectrum trading.
Google will be the real winner in the FCC's incentive auction, says LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition Premium
The internet giant is not bidding for spectrum in the $86 billion 600 MHz auction, but Mike Gravino of the Low Power Television (LPTV) Coalition says that’s because it doesn’t need to. In an interview with PolicyTracker, he discussed "corporate welfare”, the squeezing of LPTV and Google’s spectrum plans.
South African 700 MHz, 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz auction will be underway by March 2017, says regulator Premium
That is in spite of the Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services (DTPS) taking legal action against the regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), for initiating the auction “without consultation or prior notification to the government”.
The CEPT Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) has adopted harmonised technical conditions and spectrum for the implementation of broadband public protection and disaster relief (BB-PPDR) systems.
At least 90 per cent of mobile data will be carried over unlicensed bands anchored to variants of LTE by 2020, according to a report from research firm Mobile Experts. But it's still not clear whether there's any real need to aggregate unlicensed with licensed spectrum.