France: the home of innovation or “I did it my way”?
Oct 26, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

For the past quarter century, Europe’s approach to spectrum has been founded on the belief in auctions. But this week we reported on a Paris seminar which showed that industry is open to new approaches.  Being innovation-led is a laudable goal. The UK, for example, has recently debated whether it would… Read more...

Not complimentary nor receiving compliments: the use of “complement”
Oct 15, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

A legal ruling is expected any day now in the UK instalment of the long-running Viasat/Inmarsat battle over MSS spectrum. It all turns on the most confusing word in the english language... Whether it's fair and fare, maid and made or band and banned, we often find ourselves stumbling over… Read more...

Spectrum Research Service: L-Band is getting wider

Continuing our analysis of current mobile bands in the Spectrum Research Service, we look at the gradual progress towards extending L-Band.  Read more...

Spectrum Research Service: What is happening to the current mobile bands?

In the past few weeks we have updated our Spectrum Research Service entries about the current mobile bands and will be highlighting trends in a series of research notes. We start by identifying the technological progression from 2G to 5G. Some bands are still being used for 2G - and… Read more...

Valuing the spectrum course: limited places still available
Oct 04, 2018
by Training blog

  Some important announcements about Valuing the spectrum, being held in London on 30-31 October: It will cover techniques for valuing the new 5G mmWave bands Two sessions will be led by Amit Nagpal and Lee Sanders from Aetha Consulting, who have years of experience of valuing spectrum for mobile operators… Read more...

Italy’s 5G auction is over, but will the €6.5bn spectrum investment ever pay off?
Oct 03, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Italy's auction for 5G spectrum has exceeded everyone's expectations, netting over €6.5 billion after 14 days of intense bidding. The amount raised is more than double the country’s initial target, surpasses the €3.9 billion raised in the 4G multi-band auction held in 2011 and could be compared to 3G auctions in the… Read more...

Who’s going to win the 5G ‘race’? Does it matter?
Sep 21, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

We've all seen the headlines. They include 'The global race for 5G technology is on, and it's not looking good'. Elsewhere, you may have come across 'The 5G Race: China and US battle to control world’s fastest wireless internet,' or just 'The race to 5G'. This 'race' seems to be contested… Read more...

Valuing the spectrum course: book now and save £200
Sep 04, 2018
by Training blog

  Putting a value on different bands is an essential skill for everyone with a professional interest in the spectrum world. This course gives an overview of the widely used approaches, using practical examples and case studies. Valuing the Spectrum is held over two days in London on 30-31 October… Read more...

UK telecoms review suggests more obstacles than opportunities for 5G
Aug 31, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

European governments appear to be moving ahead with efforts to consolidate a successful future for 5G, identifying its risks and proposing alternatives to boost performance. The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, for example, published in July, lays out the UK's policy objectives on broadband and mobile investment with one eye firmly on… Read more...

New approaches to telecoms policy reflect the rise of Trumpism
Aug 24, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Shortly after slamming the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in a letter to a leading US politics publication, the Republican FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly went on the offensive again at last week’s FCC oversight hearing.  “There should be some primacy established–either in terms of financial resources and/or mission attention–with regards to issues… Read more...