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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...

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...

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: Qualcomm to develop SDL chip for L-Band
Nov 27, 2013
by admin_pt

Qualcomm is planning to launch an SDL chip for the L-Band in 2015. Read more...

Editorial: Doubting mobile operators become Wi-Fi evangelists
Nov 22, 2013
by admin_pt

Does the data shift from licensed to unlicensed frequency bands tell us more about telecom companies or consumers? Read more...

Editorial: When is an auction not an auction?
Nov 22, 2013
by admin_pt

Belgian regulator BIPT’s announcement that the country’s three existing network operators had won all the available spectrum in its 800 MHz auction is a strong candidate for “least surprising news of the year”. Read more...

Editorial: Is it harder to argue with numbers?
Nov 08, 2013
by admin_pt

The European Parliament's Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Unit has questioned the European Commission's much-repeated claim that its proposals for the telecoms industry will increase economic output by €110 billion each year. Read more...

Editorial: High spectrum prices by accident or design
Oct 31, 2013
by admin_pt

Are spectrum auctions designed to extort money from mobile operators? Read more...

Editorial: Europe’s consolidation conundrum
Oct 23, 2013
by admin_pt

Is Europe's telecoms market set to be dominated by a few large multinationals? Read more...