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Dutch 2.6 GHz auction attracts nine entrants Premium

Mar 18, 2010 by Michael Newlands

Thanks to restrictions which ensure the bulk of spectrum is reserved for newcomers to the local telecoms market, the upcoming Dutch 2.6 GHz auction has attracted nine bidders.

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FCC publishes national broadband plan explaining how to free up 500MHz Premium

Mar 17, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

Reaction to the spectrum plan has been generally positive, but one FCC commissioner has raised concerns about damaging the public interest.

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Satellite and aeronautical interests disagree over changes to coordination procedures Premium

Mar 16, 2010 by Scott Billquist, Geneva Correspondent

Stakeholders are divided on whether new approaches are needed to ease the deployment of aeronautical services by the mobile satellite community

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Auctions and trades to set the framework for UK spectrum Premium

Mar 15, 2010 by Michael Newlands

If the British government-sponsored spectrum modernisation programme manages to get through the legislative process and possible legal action, it will result in a liberalised spectrum market driven by the laws of supply and demand.

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E-Plus and O2 apply for suspension of German 800 MHz auction Premium

Mar 15, 2010 by Michael Newlands

Germany’s “super auction” of 350 MHz of spectrum in four bands may have to be delayed due to legal action from two of the country’s four incumbent mobile operators.

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Passage of UK spectrum proposals depends on the Tories and BT Premium

Mar 12, 2010 by Michael Newlands

The UK government's plans for digital mobile spectrum look unlikely to be included in the normal business of this parliament but could get agreement in a special “unfinished business” session if they get multi-party consensus.

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UK Government makes decision on mobile spectrum Premium

Mar 10, 2010 by Michael Newlands

Ministers have announced that they are backing a package of measures very similar to that suggested by the UK regulator some years ago. The 2.6 GHz centre band is to be auctioned as soon as possible.

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New Commissioner adopts a broader view of spectrum Premium

Mar 08, 2010 by Nathalie Vandystadt, Brussels correspondent

Neelie Kroes is emphasising the many uses of spectrum and its contribution to economic recovery

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Date announced for MEPs' spectrum summit Premium

Mar 04, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

The European Parliament and Commission are cosponsoring a 22-23 March spectrum mini-conference to gather stakeholder input on the strategic issues for future spectrum policy.

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UK spectrum leasing postponed until after election Premium

Jul 06, 2015 by Michael Newlands

The proposed introduction of spectrum leasing is the latest Ofcom liberalisation proposal to be put on ice by the British government to the dismay of aspiring band managers.

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T-Mobile/Orange merger approval leaves spectrum reallocation in limbo Premium

Mar 03, 2010 by Mike Newlands

An unexpectedly swift green light from the European Commission raises a host of questions about the way forward on equitable spectrum distribution among the UK's mobile operators.

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A case study of spectrum rebanding: the U.S. 800 Mhz band Premium

Mar 01, 2010 by Robert Kelly

OPINION: Lawyer Robert Kelly, who has been involved in the US 800 MHz process from the start, says moving users out of bands can take a long time but the principles can easily be applied elsewhere.

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FCC plans to free up 500 Mhz over next decade Premium

Feb 26, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

Details have started to emerge of the US national broadband plan. Proposals are set to include the auction of the 700 MHz D Block and spectrum voluntarily relinquished by broadcasters.

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