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270,000 euros for a national broadband licence in Sweden Premium

Nov 23, 2007 by Martin Sims

Sweden's 3.6-3.8GHz auction has raised proportionately much less than the Norwegian auction earlier in the month.

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France: more support for high speed mobile access in digital dividend Premium

Nov 23, 2007 by Martin Sims

The second half of the French regulators research on using the freed-up analogue TV frequencies has shown that most market players - except broadcasters - want the bands used for mobile

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Ofcom: you can provide HDTV without using the digital dividend Premium

Nov 22, 2007 by Martin Sims

The UK regulator has set out plans to squeeze four HDTV channels into the digital TV frequencies without removing any of the existing services or using any of the frequencies released by analogue switchoff.

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Satellite community to closely monitor mobile deployments in C-Band Premium

Nov 21, 2007 by Martin Sims

Although about 90 countries identified spectrum for IMT in 3.4-3.6GHz at WRC-07 concerns remain about interference and some observers question the likely success of the terminal market without a global allocation.

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PolicyTracker interview with Commissioner Reding Premium

Nov 20, 2007 by Martin Sims

PolicyTracker asked InfoSoc Commissioner Viviane Reding a series of questions about the Framework Review. Here is the full text of her responses.

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Reding remains bullish about European regulator Premium

Nov 20, 2007 by Martin Sims

In an interview with PolicyTracker InfoSoc Commissioner Viviane Reding has maintained a vigorous defence of her proposals for a European regulator, despite opposition from regulators and industry.

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New Ofcom wireless mic arrangement get qualified support Premium

Nov 19, 2007 by Martin Sims

The UK regulator's decision to allow the users of wireless microphones temporary access to released TV analogue channels has been welcomed by a trade body as a step in the right direction.

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WRC-07: 'nobody has lost, everybody has gained' Premium

Nov 16, 2007 by Martin Sims

The ITU says WRC-07, which concludes today, is a great success which will deliver enormous benefits for the ICT sector and the developed and developing worlds alike. But broadcasters remain concerned.

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Clearer picture emerges on WRC-07 mobile spectrum allocations Premium

Nov 15, 2007 by Martin Sims

The World Radio Conference in Geneva has identified four bands for advanced mobile services, including some currently used by TV and satellite services, but these are not all global allocations.

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Europe's first technology neutral 2.6GHz auction raises €29M Premium

Nov 25, 2009 by Martin Sims

Prices paid for wireless broadband spectrum in Norway suggest strong valuations when the same frequencies are auctioned in the UK and Sweden next year. On the same basis a UK auction would raise €375M and a Swedish auction €56M.

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Framework proposals a ‘boost for the wireless economy’ (Audio available) Premium

Dec 23, 2008 by Martin Sims

The European Commission this afternoon unveiled virtually unchanged Framework Review proposals: EU-wide rules for secondary trading; a presumption of service and technology neutrality and the creation of a EU telecoms regulator.

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Europe's broadcasters warn about dangers of service neutrality Premium

Nov 09, 2007 by Martin Sims

Introducing service neutrality in the broadcast bands could increase interference, undermine cultural policy goals and lead to substantial wastage of spectrum, say broadcasters from both the public and commercial sectors.

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UWB camp applauds Europe's UWB decision Premium

Dec 14, 2006 by Martin Sims

Nobody said it would be easy but nobody thought it would be this hard! At last, however, the harmonised introduction of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) products in Europe is imminent and both industry and regulators are happy.

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