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Indian government sends mixed signals to mobile operators
Nov 16, 2018
by Richard Handford

Despite its realisation that spectrum prices must fall, the Modi government’s policies are not always kind to the country’s operators. However, supporters argue the government’s proactive agenda is encouraging the mobile industry as a whole.  Read more...

New umbrella group to support 3.6-3.8 GHz shared access model in UK
Nov 15, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Google has joined forces with UK telecoms firms to form a task force to campaign for a CBRS-like model in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band in the country.  Read more...

Pressure grows on US regulator to open up DSRC spectrum at 5850–5925 MHz
Nov 14, 2018
by Toby Youell

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a consultation on the results of the first phase of tests of spectrum sharing between Wi-Fi devices and planned Dedicated Short Range Devices (DSRC). Two FCC commissioners from opposite sides of the political spectrum think the Commission should abandon plans to share the band… Read more...

ITU plans move to “smart” headquarters in Geneva
Nov 12, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) plan to move to its new headquarters is to go ahead, subject to the approval of the ITU Council. The new building would open its doors in 2025.  Read more...

Italian regulator defends 5G auction
Nov 09, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

PolicyTracker has interviewed Antonio Nicita, commissioner of Italian regulator Agcom, about benchmarking, auction designs and the "sky-high" prices paid in Europe's latest 5G tender.  Read more...

High-frequency traders flirt with high-frequency spectrum
Nov 08, 2018
by Toby Youell

The ongoing hunt for low latency communications between financial exchanges has generated renewed interest in the technology used for shortwave broadcasting – but using the spectrum in this way appears to breach of US regulations.  Read more...

Slovenian regulator’s council proposes to sack head over 5G spectrum award
Nov 08, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

The governing council of Slovenia’s telecoms regulator AKOS has recommended that the government dismiss the agency’s director, Tanja Muha, on the grounds that she allegedly misled the council with her statements on the controversial awarding of 5G spectrum for trial use to BTC. Read more...

Spectrum sharing in space could prove controversial at WRC-19
Nov 07, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

The rapid development of sub-orbital technology means that space flight will soon be a reality, the ITU says. Read more...

Researchers propose establishing a mmWave spectrum access club
Nov 06, 2018
by Toby Youell

Three academics have suggested to US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it authorise mmWave spectrum access as a golf club might manage its membership.  Read more...

Mario Maniewicz elected as ITU-R director
Nov 05, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Officials from the Americas region secured the leadership of two out of three Bureaus in the ITU elections, which were held during the first week of the organisation's 20th Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai. This is the first time candidates from the Americas have secured any of the three top jobs since… Read more...

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