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A recent workshop on the use of spectrum for TD-LTE provided a snapshot of the current state of the technology.
A combination of an auction and an administrative assignment of spectrum in the 2 GHz band has allowed China Mobile to enter Hong Kong's 3G market. The incumbent operators were able to renew most of their 3G spectrum for amounts close to the reserve price.
T-Mobile Austria has been unsuccessful in its legal battle over last year's expensive spectrum contest.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is in the process of gathering information on the possibility of providing mobile services in spectrum bands above 24 GHz, is waging a continual “war” of inaction against the use of millimetre waves (mmW), according to spectrum expert Michael Marcus.
Tanzania's minister for communication, science and technology says the country's phased digital switchover will be completed by March 2015.
The UK introduced spectrum trading in 2004 as part of its spectrum liberalisation agenda, but the actual number of trades remains low, figures from regulator Ofcom show. Even so, Britain appears to be light years ahead of France and Germany, which introduced the system around the same time.
Nikolay Nikiforov was speaking at a "high level debate" at ITU Telecom World which had as its theme: "Disrupt or be Disrupted to Make Broadband Universal".
Supporters of the wholesale access model see it as a way of providing Africans with affordable access to broadband.
At one panel session held at ITU Telecom World in Doha, executives from the mobile broadband, broadcast, and satellite industries sought to make the “essential case for hybrid solutions”.
H. Sama Nwana, chief executive of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, used a panel session at ITU Telecom World 2014 to argue that dynamic spectrum access technology could go some way to addressing Africa's digital divide.
Leading figures in French industry discussed how to take a leading role in the wireless sector at an annual conference organised by the ANFR, France's national spectrum regulator.
EU governments have delayed further debate on and the eventual adoption of the telecoms single market (TSM) package while they work on finding a common position on net neutrality and roaming.
This month we focus on the preparations for the next World Radiocommunication Conference, to be held in Geneva in November 2015. A great deal of attention is being paid to the 470–694 MHz band in particular, as broadcasters push back against calls for a co-primary mobile allocation. We also examine whether supplemental downlink (SDL) is feasible in the band.