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Spectrum availability is the biggest challenge facing the radio access network (RAN) in connection with 5G, according to around one-third of 800 telecoms industry executives surveyed for a new report.
The European Commission’s proposal seeks to turn the regulatory body into a fully-fledged agency tasked with reviewing EU member states’ spectrum assignments.
A National Audit Office (NAO) report concludes that it was a desire to save money that led the UK government to try something that with the exception of South Korea, which has a much better geographic LTE coverage, has not been tried anywhere else in the world – running an emergency services network (ESN) over a commercial supplier's network.
Poland’s parliament has confirmed the appointment of Marcin Cichy as the new president of the country’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE).
Five documents are to be adopted by the Commission today, including a legislative proposal for a new Electronic Communications Code, and more on the “Gigabit Society”.
Germany, France, the Czech Republic and the UK are among five EU states to have registered their opposition to the Commission’s action.
The future of mobile broadband, including LTE-Advanced and 5G, is "bright," says a new report compiled by Rysavy Research for mobile industry group 5G Americas. But one critic has described the study as "propaganda" that ignores the lack of business cases for the technology.
Anthony Whelan, director of DG Connect's electronic communications unit, has said broadcasters need a degree of visibility as to how their sector will evolve, adding that this is about things that might happen before 2023.
The European Broadcasting Union's spectrum management chair told PolicyTracker that demonstrations are one thing, but conditions under which such networks could be rolled out need more work to ensure that TV services are protected.
The demonstration, by Nokia and Qualcomm, could pave the way for a new era of mobile/broadcast convergence. In this article, PolicyTracker looks at how it works and what the companies are planning for the future. Tomorrow, we’ll assess the reactions to the demonstration from regulators, broadcasters and members of the PMSE industry.
PolicyTracker understands that the US arm of technical professional organisation the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is to call for improved technical resources at the regulator - to be paid for by licensees.
In a consultation document, the UK regulator says it provisionally supports the operator's request.
Critics say recent cases demonstrate a lack of resources but the US regulator has defended its record.