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Russia eyes 1800 MHz tender Premium

Oct 20, 2014 by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Russia’s Ministry of Communications and Mass Media and the country’s State Radio Frequencies Commission (GRFC) have unveiled plans to offer spectrum in the 1800 MHz band. The forthcoming contest is unlikely to take the form of an auction.

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Weightless moves from TVWS to unlicensed UHF bands Premium

Oct 17, 2014 by Toby Youell

The group that is seeking to make an interoperable Internet of Things (IoT) standard has shelved its white space project and is now focusing on a new standard.

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European Commission urged to support dedicated PPDR spectrum Premium

Oct 16, 2014 by Toby Youell

An EC-organised workshop on the use of commercial networks for PPDR (public protection and disaster relief) was dominated by discussions about whether dedicated spectrum is needed.

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Europe backs public access to all ITU documents Premium

Oct 15, 2014 by Dugie Standeford

The ITU should provide public access on its website to all documents unless disclosure would potentially harm a legitimate private or public interest that outweighs the benefits of accessibility, CEPT said in European common proposals for the 20 October-7 November ITU plenipotentiary conference (PP-14).

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Irish regulator favours CCA for next multiband auction Premium

Oct 15, 2014 by Toby Youell

ComReg has launched a consultation on its proposals to auction more spectrum.

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Ofcom proposes supplemental downlink in L Band Premium

Oct 14, 2014 by Toby Youell

The UK regulator has issued a consultation that suggests allowing SDL in the 1452–1492 MHz band.

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TV white spaces could be used in global conservation projects Premium

TV white spaces could be used in global conservation projects
Oct 14, 2014 by Toby Youell

The fledgling technology is being used for live webcasts of animals in London Zoo. In the future, it could help in the global battle against poaching.

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Colombian regulator wants to create more spectrum experts Premium

Oct 13, 2014 by Toby Youell

Over 4,000 Colombians from all walks of life took a one-day spectrum training course in May this year.

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Globalstar defends itself against short-seller's claims Premium

Oct 10, 2014 by Toby Youell

Globalstar has attempted to “set the record straight” about its Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS).

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Short-selling firm attacks satellite operator Globalstar Premium

Oct 09, 2014 by Toby Youell

A short-selling firm persuaded investors to ditch Globalstar shares this week over allegedly flawed spectrum valuations and a flawed TLPS business model.

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Airtel demands compensation for delay in spectrum award Premium

Oct 09, 2014 by Toby Youell

Bharti Airtel has demanded compensation from the Indian government as it waits to receive the spectrum it won at an auction earlier this year.

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UK considers options for improving mobile coverage Premium

Oct 08, 2014 by Toby Youell

UK mobile operators are seeking simpler planning rules and advocating the use of a single local passive network in some areas to improve mobile coverage. The government, however, is more keen on using roaming regulations.

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Ofcom proposes indefinite 3.5 GHz licence for UK Broadband Premium

Oct 13, 2014 by Toby Youell

This is despite the firm apparently making little use of the spectrum. The regulator is also no longer linking this idea with a proposal to consolidate spectrum in the band.

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