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The $45 billion success of the US's recent AWS-3 auction has left many wondering how this might affect the spectrum incentive auction scheduled for next year.
Spectrum caps and a lack of competition keep prices around $200 million.
The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) held a conference this month in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to settle on its preliminary positions going into WRC-15 this November.
UK mobile companies were told that their deal with the government to improve roll-out would be borne in mind by the regulator when proposing annual licence fees. But Ofcom says the agreement does not affect their price-setting methodology.
Qualcomm is promoting a modification of Europe's 700 MHz bandplan to support a 2 x 3 MHz slot exclusively used for machine to machine communications (M2M), but vendors and regulators appear undecided on the initiative.
Automotive radar spectrum in the 77 GHz band should be globally harmonised and made available for 5G mobile broadband uses, says Geoff Varrall, executive director of radio frequency technology consultancy RTT.
What could replace GSM-R? Premium
For decades, Europe's railways have relied on a modified version of GSM to manage its communications and signalling, but GSM's anticipated obsolescence along with growing interference and capacity problems have provoked the European Railway Agency to take steps to replace the standard.
Uk regulator Ofcom has announced that it will now allow dynamic spectrum access (DSA) using databases to access the country's TV white spaces (TVWS) on a licence-exempt basis.
The NTIA and FCC want to move their joint project to develop wireless "model cities" to the next stage.
Argentina's communications ministry raised 14 per cent more than reserve price in auction.
The European broadcasting industry plans to focus on fostering a pan-European approach that considers digital terrestrial television (DTT) a crucial part of Europe's digital economy, says Olivier Huart, the new chairman of Broadcasting Networks Europe.
The UK government has told the country's regulator to adjust the annual licence fees (ALFs) it planned to levy on the use of the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands in order to take account of an ambiguous deal it struck with operators last December.
Statement follows $3 billion saving by Dish Networks in AWS-3 auction, thanks to its use of FCC rules designed to help small businesses gain spectrum.