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Spectrum as a game of bluff and counter-bluff
Mar 27, 2015
by PolicyTracker

What's the ideal training for the spectrum world? Engineering, law, economics? Or maybe it's poker, if we read between the lines of a recent speech by Ofcom's spectrum chief. Read more...

Regulators lose it over “use it or lose it”
Mar 24, 2015
by PolicyTracker

A popular tool for regulators who want to make sure companies use their spectrum as efficiently as possible is a "use it or lose it" clause in a spectrum licence. Read more...

Only half as many mobile-connected tablets were shipped in 2014 as Cisco predicted
Mar 12, 2015
by PolicyTracker

Should this have an effect on spectrum decisions later this year? Read more...

LTE Broadcast features prominently at Mobile World Congress 2015
Mar 06, 2015
by PolicyTracker

Several major companies held a meeting at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona this week to compare notes on LTE Broadcast. Read more...

LTE Broadcast and mobile’s video problem: a slow change has begun
Feb 11, 2015
by PolicyTracker

We’ve been here before. There was a big hype around mobile TV technologies such as MediaFLO and DVB-H but they failed. Why should LTE Broadcast be any different? Read more...

Are regulators storing up problems for the future?
Jan 28, 2015
by Richard Womersley

Typically less than 50% of spectrum already identified for IMT has been licensed by regulators, yet the IMT community are seeking new allocations. Shouldn't regulators and the IMT community alike use what they have first, before asking for more? Read more...

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...