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Researchers claim LAA leads to a cell capacity 1.6 times greater than Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz band.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is under attack from all sides over its proposals for the auction of 600 MHz TV broadcast spectrum for mobile broadband uses.
Meanwhile, customers trying to get a better mobile signal face danger and uncertainty. The regulator Ofcom says self-installed boosters can lead to a prison sentence; one MNO call centre has recommended using them; and rogue vendors claim they are legal.
But the Digital Agenda Commissioner is due to step down by October so any decisions on the report will fall to her successor.
One of the bids in the 2007 process was rejected by UKE because a single signature was missing on a single page. Poland's Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) has ruled that this was wrong and ordered UKE to hold the contest again.
Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wants “European competition law with a continental spirit” to drive completion of the single telecoms market. But is this holding back the creation of true competition in national mobile markets?
Reports on 19 candidate frequency bands for IMT have been concluded by the ITU-R's Joint Task Group.
Revolution or evolution? Huawei and Neul are sitting on one site of the fence with Nokia Networks and Ericsson on the other.
A House of Representatives Committee is to probe the FCC's decision to allow a venture capital firm to benefit from a rule designed for small business and minorities.
The merged entity will lose its 900 MHz and 1800 MHz licences in 2015 not 2016, but could buy them back at auction.
The UK's mobile operators welcome the publication of a new consultation but point out that Ofcom still plans to increase annual fees by 383 per cent.
This month, we lead on a widely awaited ECC Report on the future of the 470 - 694 MHz band in Europe, as well as Brussels's preparations for broadband/broadcast convergence in the UHF bands. We also have updates from South Africa, Singapore, the USA and the Channel Islands, and news on spectrum sharing and "5G".
Nokia Networks is trialling wide-area TV broadcasting using a single LTE frequency in the 700 MHz band.