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Ofcom say they are pleased with the results of the L-Band auction even though major players in the UK market had urged them not to use the new technology-neutral licenses known as SURs.
Another consultants report argues that mobile access to the digital dividend would bring significant economic benefits. The latest analysis claims the benefit would come mainly from broadband data access using laptops and high-end handsets.
The US-based wireless technology company, Qualcomm, has bought all 17 lots in the UK’s 1452-1492 MHz auction for a total of £8,334,000 (10.7 million euros). The auction took five days and ended after 32 rounds.
Australian government spectrum use could be more transparent and more efficient says an independent review which also recommends increased use of market mechanisms and more sharing.
The sale of 2.6GHz in Sweden has raised considerably more than a similar auction in Norway. Will we now see more spectrum purchases by manufacturers seeking to boost the sales of their products?
MEPs and the Council of ministers appear to have rejected the Commission's proposals to set up a pan-European regulator but seem to support a gradual adoption of spectrum flexibility provided broadcasters interests can be protected.
After 16 days and 112 rounds of bidding Sweden's second internet spectrum auction has closed, with all the licences sold and several big names among the winners.
WiMAX proponents are claiming a victory following a two and a half year struggle to get a 2.6GHz harmonised standard approved by European standards body ETSI.
This month's issue is bigger than usual and includes a special report on public sector spectrum.
While liberalisers and commercial companies cast an envious eye over public sector holdings, many in the military and emergency services think they are the ones that need more spectrum. So is there any hope for frequency release?
A three year exercise to improve public sector spectrum efficiency has just ended in the Netherlands. The main benefit has not been the amount of spectrum clawed back but the change in attitudes.
Acquisitions and investments in foreign markets by Middle Eastern mobile companies is unravelling the unity of Arab countries on international spectrum policy, argues Ross Bateson
Despite official claims that there is no digital dividend in Germany, the country’s largest communications association says there clearly is but it's been grabbed by the powerful broadcasting industry.