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US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it aims to make 126 MHz of near-nationwide spectrum available in the 600 MHz band in the upcoming incentive auction - 50 per cent more than its previous estimate of 84 MHz.
Speaking at an ETSI event, European Commission representatives echoed the view of telecoms industry experts who said that other sectors were not showing much interest in 5G yet.
Mobile operators would like to see more consistency in the management of spectrum across Europe, in particular on licence duration, fees and assignment timeframes.
UK regulator plans to use coverage obligations in 700 MHz auction but further battles with mobile operators lie ahead Premium
UK regulator Ofcom has published its “initial conclusions” from the strategic review of digital communications it launched in 2015.
Much of the public sector spectrum to be made available by the UK government in the next six years is to be shared rather than released, according to government official Nick Munn.
Innovators who come up with ground-breaking technologies that boost spectrum efficiency could win part of a pot of $5 million under legislation working its way through the US Congress.
EE’s head of spectrum Inge Hansen wants base station landlords to be prevented from “holding the company to ransom".
Self-interested mobile data predictions by technology companies combined with the loss of TV spectrum could turn public service broadcasting (PSB) principles into a footnote in European history, according to a recent academic paper.
The UK regulator recently published its spectrum sharing framework, which it will use to assess the suitability of bands for sharing. The first band it has proposed for sharing is 3.8-4.2 GHz.
French regulator ARCEP is looking for organisations to conduct trials in the 2.6 GHz TDD and 3.5 GHz bands to help determine the best uses for them before an auction is held.
Australia's Department of Communications (DoC) has unveiled reforms that seek to clarify the roles of the department, its minister and regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in spectrum management.
Almost half of the regulators surveyed for a report by consultancy Analysys Mason have adopted some kind of self-coordinated approach to interference management in the E-band.
Better sharing using dynamic database approaches may be the best approach currently available to regulators as they seek to address the key challenges facing spectrum management.