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European plans for use of the 800 MHz digital dividend have come a long way but many challenges remain, regulators and analysts say.
Refarming the GSM bands is raising a number of questions in several countries and there seem to be no simple answers on offer, even in those countries where the process has been a success.
As the Radio Spectrum Policy Group delivers its opinion on a multi-year European spectrum policy programme, its chief calls for a more ambitious "mobile broadband space."
FCC Spectrum Task Force to propose new rules to free up mobile satellite spectrum for terrestrial mobile broadband Premium
Changes aim to make 90 MHz of mobile satellite spectrum available in three band segments
Developed countries focused solely on the economics of spectrum are ignoring its potential for social good, policy consultants say.
French regulator ARCEP plans to launch the allocation process for frequencies in the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands before the end of this year.
Unprecedented growth in mobile broadband demand will result in huge productivity benefits provided new spectrum is released in a timely fashion, Australian Minister for Broadband, Digital Communications and the Economy Stephen Conroy told Parliament today.
The Indian BWA and 3G auctions of the past few weeks have thrown up a number of surprises, ranging from the amount of money bid to the identities of some of the winners. The results have also underlined the need for consolidation in the market.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has published detailed guidelines designed to help countries manage the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.
India’s broadband wireless access (BWA) auction of licences to operate in the 2.3 GHz band ended this morning having raised a total of $8.23 billion for government coffers.
EU ministers have backed the drawing up of detailed proposals to overcome spectrum shortages and generate greater economic growth.
Swedish mobile operators anxious to roll out 4G services in the 900 MHz band are being stalled by a lawsuit and an antitrust investigation.
The decision by O2, acting independently of the UK’s other mobile operators, to appeal to the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) in an attempt to get immediate permission to refarm its 900 MHz spectrum appears to have put both regulator Ofcom and the new coalition government on the back foot.