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The new round of 2.5GHz auctions, starting with Norway in November and followed by Sweden and the UK, could show regulators whether complex auction design is necessary to achieve the optimal result, argues Erlend Fanebust.
As part of its drive towards liberalisation PTS has created a new Spectrum Markets Department.
Norway has announced the auction rules for 2.6Hz, a key target for mobile WiMAX. The auction will be held in November.
Ofcom seeks to implement European decision on 2G re-farming by offering three blocks of 900MHz spectrum for auction in 2010
Microsoft says its whitespace prototype does work and poor FCC test results were caused by a faulty device. Broadcasters cry foul and respond with TV ads warning that whitespace devices will ruin the reception on digital sets.
Top American mobile phone operator Verizon is trying to throw a legal spanner in the works following the US regulator’s decision to change the rules for part of the digital dividend spectrum to be auctioned in January.
The draft proposals for the review of the Framework Directive call for the setting up of a body whose duties would include assigning frequencies for cross-border services and collecting the fees for those services.
EU Member states won't be allowed to reserve the digital dividend for broadcasting under controversial proposals circulated today
The preparations for WRC-07 show how technological and market pressures are pushing towards greater flexibility in spectrum management, argues Martin Sims
Our top story this month is the outcome of the final meeting of the ITU study group which assessed whether WiMAX should be admitted into the IMT-2000 standard.
After a final meeting of ITU working party 8F the decision on admitting WiMAX to the IMT-2000 family goes to the Radiocommunication Assembly. A positive result seems extremely likely as this only requires a simple majority of member states.
Finland now has an all digital TV system but even with some interim measures to smooth the transition 18,000 households were left without a signal
What is being called the 100-year auction, perhaps the last chance to grab substantial amounts of US spectrum in the foreseeable future, is scheduled to start on January 16 2008.