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As the seemingly insatiable appetite for spectrum for wireless broadband continues apace, supported by the EU’s spectrum policy programme which calls for 1200 MHz to be made available, let us take a contrasting look at why some of our more moderate spectrum users are also ripe for growth.
The chair of the CEPT group tasked with establishing a long term vision for the much-coveted band explains his work.
Three incumbents win spectrum, paying very different prices.
Beleaguered regulators facing reduced budgets, increasing use of spectrum and a plethora of licence-exempt equipment have unusual options at their disposal.
Telecoms firm PCCW has launched a legal challenge to the Hong Kong regulator’s decision not to renew licences for a third of the city’s 2.1 GHz spectrum. The regulator plans to sell it off in the fourth quarter of this year instead.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is happening, but the question of what spectrum it will run on is far from settled, speakers said at today's Forum Europe IoT summit in Brussels.
The first spectrum auction held in the US since 2008 raised $1.6 billion.
The consortium that acquired Belgium’s remaining 2.1 GHz spectrum in 2011 will not be using the spectrum earmarked for it in the 900 or 1800 MHz bands.
In this month's issue we consider competing visions for the future of the 470-790 MHz band in Europe and the US military's strategy for enabling others to use some of its spectrum. There are also updates from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Hungary, India, Myanmar, Nigeria, Poland, Scotland, Spain and the UK.
MEPs in the influential ITRE committee have decided to delay a vote on Kroes's flagship legislation.
The European Commission asked EU member states, PMSE manufacturers and other spectrum users to respond to the proposals in writing within two weeks.
The Spanish government is coming under increasing pressure to move broadcasters out of the 800 MHz band.
The lion's share of the revenue from the auction came from Rogers, who spent C$3.3 billion ($3 billion).