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France to focus on spectrum sharing in 2015 Premium

Jan 23, 2015 by Toby Youell

The country's minister for digital affairs has outlined the government's spectrum priorities and re-affirmed its commitment to reallocating the 700 MHz band by the end of this year.

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More LTE-DTT interference reported in France than UK Premium

Jan 21, 2015 by Toby Youell

Ben Roome, the chief executive of At800, explains why the UK’s 800 MHz interference problem is less significant than expected and how the majority of interference cases the organisation deals with have nothing to do with LTE.

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India to auction enough UMTS spectrum for only one operator Premium

Jan 20, 2015 by Toby Youell

Auction plans disappoint industry that sought a “big bang” release of frequencies.

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NZ uses commercial auction site for AM and FM licences Free

Jan 22, 2015 by Toby Youell

New Zealand's regulator has assigned AM and FM spectrum licences using an eBay-style auction site, TradeMe.

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Reports cast doubt on expanded role for MNOs Premium

Jan 16, 2015 by Toby Youell

Two recent reports published by the European Commission examine a possible expansion of mobile operators' areas of business.

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Public-private spectrum sharing proves tricky in US and UK Premium

Jan 15, 2015 by Dugie Standeford

Despite a great deal of talk over several years about the need to reallocate government-held spectrum for commercial uses in the US and UK, little has been accomplished so far.

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Spectrum measures to be removed from Europe's telecoms single market package Premium

Jan 12, 2015 by Toby Youell

Following scepticism from national telecoms ministries, the new Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU is set to abandon the measures in the telecoms single market ("connected continent") package designed to partially harmonise spectrum policy.

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Croatia assigns remaining 1800 MHz spectrum Free

Jan 14, 2015 by Jonathan Watson

Croatian regulator Hakom has awarded most of the remaining spectrum in the 1800 MHz band to two of the country's three national operators, Tele2 and T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT).

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Consultants claim more spectrum needed for mobile in Asia Pacific by 2020 Premium

Consultants claim more spectrum needed for mobile in Asia Pacific by 2020
Jan 12, 2015 by Toby Youell

The Asia Pacific region is heading for a significant spectrum shortfall in 2020 unless regulators take action, according to a report from consultancy Analysys Mason that was commissioned by manufacturer Huawei and mobile association the GSMA.

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The PolicyTracker Monthly Edition: January 2015 Premium

Jan 05, 2015 by jonathanwatson

This month we report on events at ITU Telecom World 2014, which took place in Doha in December. We also note that EU governments are still struggling to reach agreement on the European Commission's proposed telecoms package and provide updates on Austria, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Kenya, Russia, Tanzania and the UK.

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Failure to assign spectrum for drones may cause congestion in some bands Premium

Dec 29, 2014 by Dugie Standeford

As the use of drones for everything from shopping deliveries to life-saving medical services increases, the question of what spectrum they will use for communications is becoming more urgent.

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Canada to release “unprecedented” amount of spectrum for mobile broadband Premium

Dec 23, 2014 by Toby Youell

Canada's industry minister James Moore has unveiled a set of measures that aim to repurpose a large amount of spectrum for mobile broadband.

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China Mobile aims for 50m TD-LTE users by end of 2014 Premium

Dec 19, 2014 by Toby Youell

A recent workshop on the use of spectrum for TD-LTE provided a snapshot of the current state of the technology.

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