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US regulator allows unlicensed use of 21.2 GHz of spectrum above 95 GHz
Mar 25, 2019
by Toby Youell

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken the first steps towards enabling the commercialisation of frequencies above 95 GHz. Read more...

Europe’s 5G policy alarms mobile industry
Mar 22, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Equipment manufacturer Ericsson has warned that regulatory inertia and insufficient investment are holding 5G back in Europe.  Read more...

Stakeholders not keen on EC’s reconfigurable radio systems proposal
Mar 20, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

A European Commission (EC) proposal to ensure that software uploaded onto radio equipment doesn't harm spectrum access, interoperability, safety or access to emergency services has drawn a mostly negative reaction from stakeholders who fear the rule could stifle innovation and competition.  Read more...

Germany’s 5G spectrum auction kicks off with lively bidding
Mar 20, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Germany launched its 5G auction yesterday, moving a step closer to becoming the first European nation to award spectrum to industry verticals. Read more...

Air France gets access to spectrum for business LTE and hopes for harmonised 5G in C-band
Mar 18, 2019
by Toby Youell

The French airline is set to use a 20 MHz block of TDD spectrum in the 2.6 GHz band to save time at its major Parisian hubs: Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. Read more...

US T-band licensees hope for auction flop
Mar 15, 2019
by Toby Youell

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is unable, and Congress is unwilling, to save a misguided policy from itself, according to experts on the issue, but public safety licensees do not see it as their problem. Read more...

A hostile environment awaits verticals looking to acquire spectrum
Mar 14, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Mobile operators insisted at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) that vertical players would be responsible for driving 5G forward, yet they have warned regulators against reserving spectrum for specific services.  Read more...

Could a centralised US agency manage and release government spectrum?
Mar 13, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

Creating a central US government agency to hold and lease spectrum for federal users could free up frequencies for 5G, according to two influential economists. Read more...

Three Hong Kong to pass on mmWave spectrum – for now
Mar 11, 2019
by Richard Handford

One of the territory’s incumbent operators has passed up the chance to bid for spectrum in the 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands - a situation that may also arise in other countries in the early stages of 5G. Read more...

Austria’s 3.5 GHz auction raises €188 million
Mar 08, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Austria has sold 3.4-3.8 GHz spectrum to three national mobile operators and four regional players, generating a total of €188 million.  Read more...

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