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FCC 5G spectrum auction plans win support… with reservations
May 23, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

The US Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) plans to auction 3400 MHz of spectrum in the 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 47 GHz bands generally garnered good reviews, but stakeholders raised several key concerns.  Read more...

Europe eyes spectrum up to 24 GHz for IMT
May 22, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Plans are in their early stages but European administrations are looking at the possibility of licensing 7-24 GHz for mobile services.  Read more...

Which agenda items will give WRC-19 delegates sleepless nights?
May 20, 2019
by Toby Youell

World Radiocommunication Conferences, the renegotiations of the Radio Regulations treaty held every three to four years, are known for generating long and exhausting discussions. Which agenda items will drive the consumption of caffeine at the next conference in the autumn? Read more...

Estonian court suspends 5G auction over competition concerns
May 17, 2019
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

An Estonian court suspended the country’s 5G spectrum auction after a local ICT business alleged that the procedure breached competition rules.  Read more...

Recent trial revives interest in licensed shared access in Europe
May 15, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Portugal's regulator Anacom recently completed a licensed shared access (LSA) trial.  Read more...

Verticals plead for a pan-European private network
May 13, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Stefan Wimmer, director of wireless internet service provider m3connect, told a recent CEPT workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark that the European Commission should “give enterprises a chance to have harmonised dedicated spectrum across Europe”. Read more...

US regulator votes to propose mobile access to 1675–1680 MHz band
May 10, 2019
by Toby Youell

US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unanimously voted to propose allocating the 1675–1680 MHz band for mobile while protecting the current meteorological services that use the band. Read more...

US government spectrum chief quits
May 10, 2019
by Toby Youell

David Redl, the most senior public sector spectrum official in the US, has resigned. The lawyer and former congressional telecoms policy advisor has not yet publicly disclosed why. Read more...

Singapore eyes 5G network rollout in 2020
May 09, 2019
by Richard Handford

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore’s regulator, wants to assign the 3.5 GHz, 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands for a 5G launch in 2020, although like other ASEAN countries, it admits there is a problem in freeing up the C-band soon enough.  Read more...

Could beamforming become a problem for 5G?
May 08, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

In the second of a series of articles about electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the age of 5G, we take a look at beamforming. This is considered an essential feature of 5G base station antennas, but some argue that it will mean that current EMF exposure limits need to be reassessed.  Read more...

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