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The UK is the first Member State to comply after the European Commission ruled that all states must make 1452 – 1492 MHz available within 6 months.
The open-source initiative, called BigWhoop, will start by tracking planes and satellites but could go much further.
Hopes are fading for a successful deployment of white space in the richer countries and it's being suggested that the fate of the technology lies in the hands of chip-set manufacturers.
Proposals for an Agenda Item for WRC-19 that will identify spectrum for IMT above 6 GHz assume the next generation of mobile networks will require a new air interface. Is this really the case?
Technology that promises to allow the use of GSM networks as a secondary service in spectrum bands already assigned to uninterested operators is currently being tested in Mexico.
Ofcom intends to have a licence-exempt regime for use of TV white spaces (TVWS) by December, according to Claire Mack, regulatory affairs manager for spectrum, telecoms and post in Scotland.
The ITU is planning a conference on dgital switchover on the same day that the majority of African countries will miss the deadline to turn off broadcasting signals in the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands
Albanian regulator sells spectrum for €6.3 million but leaves many blocks un-sold.
An auction in Canada saw nine operators gain spectrum in the 2.6 GHz band for a total of C$755.4 million ($630 million), C$478.9 million ($400 million) of which was composed of bids from Telus.
US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a consultation on the potential opportunities and risks of using LTE in unlicensed bands.
Holders of multiband 4G spectrum licences in the Channel Islands have been spared higher fees in Guernsey but will have to adapt to more stringent rollout conditions from June this year.
Quantitative risk assessment can complement worst case interference analysis and lead to more intensive coexistence of radio systems.
The UK Home Office's controversial project to replace its TETRA network with an LTE system hosted by a public mobile operator could now be continued after the Conservative Party won a surprise majority in the UK general election.