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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...

Understanding Modern Spectrum Management
Nov 15, 2018
by Martin Sims

Our signature four day course, held in London from 1st to 4th of April and at Oxford University from 16th to 20th of September. 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...

Mexico AWS and 2.6 GHz bands
Nov 15, 2018
by Toby Youell

The Mexican regulator, the IFT, has announced plans to tender 2 x 5 MHz of the AWS-3 band and 2 x 30 MHz in the 2.6 GHz band during 2019. The planned tender of the 1755 - 1760 MHz and 2155 - 2160 MHz paired frequencies follows an award of… Read more...

Consultation on terrestrial services in S-Band in Mexico
Nov 14, 2018
by Toby Youell

The Mexican regulator, the IFT, has issued a consultation on the use of the 2000 - 2020 MHz and 2180 - 2200 MHz Mobile Satellite Service bands for complementary ground components. Read more...

It’s all 5G now…

Concluding our review of prospects for current mobile bands, its worth making a final point: if you are selling or buying spectrum these days it is usually described as “5G”. The new generation certainly will support a wide range of bands (see diagram), and in a semantic sense everything in… Read more...

Time runs out for 900 MHz and 2.1 GHz

There will be a bonfire of the licences in 900 MHz and 2.1 GHz over the next two years, with over 80 expiring. Deciding whether to extend the terms or re-auction the licences will be a key question for many regulators over the coming months. 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...

Canadian consultation on satellite usage of the Ka Band
Nov 13, 2018
by Toby Youell

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has issued a consultation on its spectrum utilization policy, including some potential changes, to a series of Ka Bands. It seeks comment on its new policy for the 18.8 - 19.3 GHz and 28.6 - 29.1 GHz, and seeks comment on potential changes… Read more...