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Next wave of spectrum organisation to take place after 2015 Premium

Jun 24, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

European plans for use of the 800 MHz digital dividend have come a long way but many challenges remain, regulators and analysts say.

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No one-size-fits-all refarming solution Premium

Jun 24, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

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.

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RSPG boss calls for an end to data roaming fees Premium

Jun 23, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

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."

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FCC Spectrum Task Force to propose new rules to free up mobile satellite spectrum for terrestrial mobile broadband Premium

Jun 21, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

Changes aim to make 90 MHz of mobile satellite spectrum available in three band segments

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Governments urged to take more notice of social value of spectrum Premium

Jun 18, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

Developed countries focused solely on the economics of spectrum are ignoring its potential for social good, policy consultants say.

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French regulator prepares to launch 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz allocation process Premium

Jun 24, 2010 by Jonathan Watson

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.

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Spectrum needed to capitalise on Australian mobile broadband growth Premium

Jun 16, 2010 by Michael Newlands

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.

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Auctions highlight need for reform of Indian spectrum policy Premium

Jun 14, 2010 by Michael Newlands

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.

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ITU publishes digital transition guidelines Premium

Jun 11, 2010 by Jonathan Watson

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has published detailed guidelines designed to help countries manage the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.

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Indian BWA auction raises $8.23 billion Premium

Jun 11, 2010 by Michael Newlands

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.

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European spectrum strategy to be agreed by the end of 2010 Premium

Jun 09, 2010 by Nathalie Vandystadt, Brussels’ correspondent

EU ministers have backed the drawing up of detailed proposals to overcome spectrum shortages and generate greater economic growth.

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Legal wrangling delays Swedish refarming Premium

Jun 08, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

Swedish mobile operators anxious to roll out 4G services in the 900 MHz band are being stalled by a lawsuit and an antitrust investigation.

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O2’s spectrum refarming appeal could set legal precedent Premium

Jun 04, 2010 by Michael Newlands

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.

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