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Have lawyers captured the regulatory castle?
Feb 26, 2014
by admin_pt

Telecoms firms have always been a litigious bunch. In Austria last year, they called in the lawyers to fight the terms of the country's spectrum auction and then challenged its outcome when it was over. The terms of the Czech auction were also challenged. Read more...

Is Licensed Shared Access ready for take-off?
Feb 25, 2014
by admin_pt

Or will the fledgling regulatory regime be indefinitely grounded? Read more...

What comes before a fall?
Feb 06, 2014
by Martin Sims

Pride, according to the proverb, but for politicians dabbling in spectrum management it's interfering with independent regulation which seems to precede their demise. Read more...

Incentive auctions: only in the US?
Jan 29, 2014
by admin_pt

The US makes a big announcement on incentive auctions tomorrow (Thursday) but will this innovative new format catch on elsewhere? This seems doubtful. Read more...

Broadcasters bet on the bottom line
Jan 23, 2014
by admin_pt

TV delivers more bang per bit than mobile according to....well, that would spoil the surprise.... Read more...

Will trading ever cross the pond?
Jan 15, 2014
by admin_pt

The new year has begun with two large secondary trades between US mobile operators. Will trading increase on the other side of the Atlantic this year? Read more...

Canadian 700 MHz auction: can quintillions of choices be a good thing?
Jan 14, 2014
by Martin Sims

The startling complexity of the latest Combinatorial Clock Auction (CCA) presents a new challenge for the format. Read more...

Editorial: Never mind the cost of living, what about the cost of spectrum?
Jan 07, 2014
by admin_pt

Here in the UK, the cost of living is a major issue, especially at Christmas. Even though the economy seems gradually to be recovering, many of us are still worrying about how we are going to pay for everything. Read more...

Shouldn’t PPDR be TDD?
Dec 10, 2013
by admin_pt

PPDR is looking for spectrum. TDD spectrum is available. Maybe there is an opportunity for the perfect match. Read more...

Editorial: What will the Christmas period tell us about the spectrum crunch?
Dec 10, 2013
by Martin Sims

More spectrum is needed for mobile broadband because of increasing demand from smartphones, dongles and tablets, we are often told. Read more...