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New research confirms cable industry's LTE interference fears Premium

Oct 15, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

Not only is the issue of potential interference by new mobile services with cable and programme-making and special events (PMSE) equipment in the digital dividend band unresolved, a new study has found additional cause for concern from LTE base stations.

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Clearwire said to be selling chunk of 4G spectrum for $5 billion Premium

Oct 14, 2010 by Michael Newlands

The US telecoms industry is awash with rumours suggesting that national WiMAX operator Clearwire has launched a private auction of its excess 2.6 GHz spectrum.

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Latin America gears up to address the digital dividend Premium

May 04, 2011 by Michael Newlands

An announcement by Mexican President Felipe Calderón that the 700 MHz band could be licensed in 2012, bringing the switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting forward six years from 2021 to 2015, is set to stimulate new debate on the digital dividend in Latin America.

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Danes cancel auction and award licences to Hi3G Premium

Oct 12, 2010 by Michael Newlands

Having only received one application for a new national 900 MHz licence and one for a new 1800 MHz licence, the Danish regulator has cancelled a proposed auction of the refarmed spectrum and awarded the licences to the sole applicant.

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ITU elects leaders for next four years Premium

Oct 12, 2010 by Scott Billquist, Geneva correspondent

ITU member countries elected two new top officials and re-elected several incumbents during an October quadrennial policy setting conference. They also elected members of the Radio Regulations Board and the 48 countries for the ITU Council.

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IMT in extended C-band still a question mark following WRC-07 decision Premium

Jul 02, 2015 by Scott Billquist, Geneva correspondent

More momentum and work will be needed before International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) in the extended C-band becomes a widespread technology, executives told PolicyTracker.

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High Tech Spectrum Coalition pushes for incentive auctions Premium

Oct 08, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

Four US technology trade groups have joined forces to lobby Congress for voluntary spectrum incentive auctions.

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LTE-Advanced frequency arrangements and specs move forward for 3.4 GHz bands Premium

Oct 07, 2010 by Scott Billquist, Geneva correspondent

A last flurry of work in the next few months will focus on completing industry specifications for use of sizeable chunks of the 3.4 - 3.8 GHz bands by 3G or 4G networks.

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Tough negotiations expected for satellite and mobile issues at WRC-12 Premium

Oct 06, 2010 by Scott Billquist, Geneva correspondent

The outlines of the issues that will be addressed at the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) got clearer recently with the release of 500 pages of draft text for the report that will guide the conference. The report will be finalised during a 10-day meeting in February.

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CEPT white space report says sensing not essential Premium

Oct 05, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

Geo-location databases are necessary for white space devices in TV broadcast spectrum but sensing is not, the CEPT SE43 working group says in a draft report on technical and operational requirements for the possible operation of cognitive radio systems in the 470 - 790 MHz band.

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EC workshop to assess PMSE requirements Premium

Oct 04, 2010 by Dugie Standeford

The European Commission begins work this month on a long-term approach to spectrum coordination for the programme-making and special events (PMSE) sector.

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François Rancy: BR should not be seen as a miracle worker Premium

Oct 28, 2010 by Scott Billquist, Geneva correspondent

Countries will elect the ITU’s top five management posts, 12 members of the Radio Regulations Board and members of Council next week during a policy setting conference. Two of the candidates for director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR), Fabio Leite and François Rancy, have answered some questions via email for PolicyTracker. In this article, we provide the responses from François Rancy.

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Fabio Leite: time for ITU to give substance to new endeavours Premium

Oct 01, 2010 by Scott Billquist, Geneva correspondent

Countries will elect the ITU’s top five management posts, 12 members of the Radio Regulations Board and members of Council next week during a policy setting conference. Two of the candidates for director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR), Fabio Leite and François Rancy, have answered some questions via email for PolicyTracker. In this article, we provide the responses from Fabio Leite.

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