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GSMA weighs in on Indian auction plans
Jan 22, 2015
by PolicyTracker

As world leaders gather in Davos to discuss how to improve the world's economic performance, the Indian government is planning to hold an auction that will cost the mobile industry billions of rupees even though it releases little spectrum that could stimulate economic growth. Read more...

Watch this space for spectrum sharing – but which space?
Jan 14, 2015
by PolicyTracker

At an annual consultation meeting on Ofcom's draft annual plan, the regulator's director of spectrum policy Charles Jenne confirmed it was currently working on future spectrum sharing initiatives. Read more...

If you turn TLPS upside down do you get LAA?
Jan 07, 2015
by PolicyTracker

With the new year comes another Consumer Electronics Show, the annual jamboree for the global gadget industry. Read more...

Is there life in the old DAB yet?
Jan 05, 2015
by PolicyTracker

The outlook for DAB digital radio is murky, to say the least. Only 21 countries have regular services (in Band III, 174-230 MHz), and even in some of these, there are doubts over the future of the standard. Read more...

Does full duplex equal double the capacity?
Jan 01, 2015
by Richard Womersley

A number of organisations have developed methods of transmitting and receiving at the same time on the same frequency. These 'full duplex' technologies promise a doubling in capacity, but perhaps all is not so rosy. Read more...

Why does BT want two mobile networks?
Dec 17, 2014
by PolicyTracker

BT is planning its own "alternative" mobile network, yet looks set to buy a "traditional" mobile operator. How does that compute? Read more...

AWS-3 auction marks a U-turn in spectrum auction revenues
Nov 28, 2014
by PolicyTracker

We put auction in context as prices pass an average of $1.82/MHz/POP Read more...

We can change spectrum policy but can we change national culture?
Nov 17, 2014
by PolicyTracker

US company Globalstar is willing to take a huge bet on a paid-for Wi-Fi service. Where is the equivalent risk-taking in the European wireless sector? Read more...

America’s got spectrum’ – a new approach to frequency assignment
Oct 30, 2014
by PolicyTracker

And the winner is...the person who can revolutionise spectrum efficiency! Read more...