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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.
WAPECS is a little behind schedule but several countries are already implementing technology and service neutral licences, with Germany taking the lead.
Michael Whittaker, the architect of Australia's liberalised spectrum management framework, warns that the self regulation proposed by Ofcom in 1.5GHz could allow companies to devalue their competitors' licences.
UWB legalised in the UK Premium
Legal changes which will allow the use of Ultra Wide Band devices in the UK come into effect on Monday 13 August.
As Europe starts to investigate other uses of vacant TV spectrum, US whitespace devices submitted by a consortium of IT giants have failed to live up to expectations in tests carried out by the FCC.
A market-based approach is the way of the future according to a new book by three of the architects of the UK approach to liberalisation. Here Martin Cave, Chris Doyle, William Webb argue that obstacles like interference can be overcome.