PolicyTracker: the spectrum management newsletter
PolicyTracker is the only newsletter devoted exclusively to spectrum management and policy. Take a trial by clicking on an article below or click here to find out more about our subscription service.
Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has issued an invitation to participate in an auction of spectrum in the 2.1 GHz band. The contest will be held in December this year.
Stakeholders concerned about various aspects of next year's US spectrum incentive auction have filed 30 petitions asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rethink its plans. It's unlikely the challenges will stall the auction.
The potential allocation of the 77.5-78 GHz band to car radar services poses an “existential threat” to radio astronomy, according to an international committee that studies spectrum requirements for passive radio sciences.
olleh Rwanda Networks has launched a FDD LTE network in the 800 MHz band.
A crucial vote in Europe's Conference Preparatory Group (CPG) later this month will determine whether the continent will advocate identifying swathes of valuable L-band spectrum for IMT at WRC-15, despite NATO's opposition to the proposal.
The new president of the European Commission has asked Günther Oettinger to develop a harmonised approach to spectrum, but he is to report to Andrus Ansip, who will be responsible for reforming the telecoms market.
The report lists under-used bands and advocates spectrum sharing to avert a spectrum crunch.
European Commission plans to harmonise two spectrum bands across Europe for wireless audio equipment use will harm cultural and creative industries and threaten press freedom, according to representatives of the programme-making and special events (PMSE) industry.
A former senior official in the Canadian regulator has expressed confidence that the ITU-R will authorise a band plan for mobile broadband use of a 2 x 30 MHz block of spectrum in the MSS 2 GHz band.
The ITU is considering whether and on what terms it might be able to broaden public access to its documents and information.
The country's three incumbents have picked up licences in three bands.
Competition between two rival technical solutions for in-flight connectivity is causing disagreement at EU level.
This month we report on the findings of the European Commission's advisory group on the future use of UHF spectrum for TV and wireless broadband. We also ask whether decisions by EU regulators on competition in mobile markets are in tune with the aims of national regulators and whether it is time to open up ITU-R meetings.