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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More momentum and work will be needed before International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) in the extended C-band becomes a widespread technology, executives told PolicyTracker.
Four US technology trade groups have joined forces to lobby Congress for voluntary spectrum incentive auctions.
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.
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.
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.
The European Commission begins work this month on a long-term approach to spectrum coordination for the programme-making and special events (PMSE) sector.
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.
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.