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South Africa has completed one large TV white space trial and launched another, together providing connectivity to over 11,000 people. South Africa's state-backed research council the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has also developed a spectrum geolocation database, and a white space regulatory framework is now being drafted for discussion.
The mobile industry is unimpressed by some aspects of the draft RSPG Opinion, which is now out for consultation.
Speakers at the European Competitive Telecommunication Association's (ECTA) regulatory conference also discussed the European Commission's Telecoms Single Market Package.
Polish regulator UKE has relaunched its auction of spectrum in the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands, despite concerns about the rules of the contest raised by the country's mobile operators during previous consultations.
The resolution creates an Agenda Item for WRC-15, and instructs ITU-R to publish a report beforehand.
Regulators edged towards consensus on a number of issues for WRC-15 at the 2nd ITU Inter-regional Workshop on WRC-15 Preparation.
The use of the mobile downlink-only technology is advocated in Pascal Lamy's influential report.
The consensus seems to be that Republican control of both Houses of the US Congress will probably not lead to major changes in spectrum-related legislation and policy. However, an NAB lawsuit could affect the incentive auction.
Abdoulkarim Soumaila, the secretary general of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU), says his priorities for WRC-15 are resolving the paper satellite problem and securing the 700 MHz band.
Consortium of broadcasters argues that the report it commissioned disproves the economic case for a co-primary allocation of the UHF band.
France's Agence Nationale des Frequences is holding another conference on spectrum and innovation on 27 November.
The EBU's annual conference on the future of broadcasting in Europe was dominated by preparations for WRC-15.
UK mobile operators are opposing the government's drive to implement national roaming, even though some of their senior engineers were closely involved in IET research that concluded roaming was a good way to improve network efficiency.