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Agreement on associated footnote allows the band to be used for mobile broadband in the US and a handful of other countries.
Final discussions at WRC-15 also put an extension to Wi-Fi and spectrum for “short-duration satellites” on the WRC-19 agenda.
French regulator the Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (ARCEP) has revealed the final prices paid by operators in the country's 700 MHz auction. It has also revealed which spectrum blocks will be assigned to which operator.
The Israeli and Palestinian governments have reached an agreement that will see Palestinian mobile operators gain exclusive licences for spectrum in the 2.1 GHz band.
Agenda Item 1.2 was one of the nine issues resolved in the penultimate week of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), the inter-governmental event that amends the Radio Regulations.
The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) has updated an ITU Resolution (Resolution 646) that the Broadband Public Protection and Disaster Relief (BB-PPDR) sector hopes will enable it to access spectrum as PPDR networks take up broadband functions.
Japan has assigned spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for TD-LTE services.
Anna Strezynska, the former head of Poland’s telecoms regulator UKE, has been appointed to the post of Minister of Administration and Digitisation in the country’s new government.
The chair of WRC-15 Festus Daudu has urged delegations to be more cooperative over the identification of spectrum for IMT.
We round up some of the issues that will be tackled in the final week of WRC-15.
The inter-governmental group that advises the European Commission on spectrum, the Radio Spectrum Policy Group, says a "one size fits all" approach doesn't work in spectrum policy.
Like GSM, the Internet of Things (IoT) needs regulatory assistance if it is to fulfil its potential, according to the Wireless IoT Forum. The German engineering and manufacturing giant Bosch agrees.
France's mobile operators have agreed to pay €2.796 billion for 2 x 30 MHz in the 700 MHz band after a two-day allocation round of a first price package clock auction.