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In the first of two articles our Geneva correspondent Scott Billquist explains how the ITU is building on earlier studies of software defined radio to find ways of fitting cognitive services into the Radio Regulations
The results of the FCC's 700MHz auction are likely to be a 'mess' according to one analyst because it is unlikely to fulfil its original promise of creating the next generation of broadband services.
Ofcom has finalised the framework to allow commercial usage of military frequencies. The Ministry of Defence appears keen to profit from the arrangement, but doubts remain about applying this model to commercial spectrum sharing.
Ultra-wideband technology has finally arrived in the EU following the passing of an official standard, the adoption of enabling legislation by all major member states, and the first product getting certified for the market.
Over a dozen national licences are to be released in the 26GHz band in Ireland this summer with the market deciding the split between point-to-point and point-to-multipoint services.
Companies can see which bands are available for trading and who currently holds the licences using websites developed by the French communications regulator, ARCEP.
TV executives and manufacturers say the regulator's plan to reassign the digital multiplexes to provide terrestrial HDTV is impractical because it relies on an untested technology which is unlikely to become affordable until 2011
In her Barcelona speech InfoSoc Commissioner Viviane Reding urged the mobile industry to lobby the European Parliament over re-farming and persuade national politicians to take swifter action over the digital dividend.
As the latest SUR consultation closes Michael Whittaker contrasts the UK and Australian model of flexible spectrum licensing and finds Ofcom’s offering wanting.
The first ruling from the European Court of Justice on frequency management under the EU regulatory framework contains a strong rebuke for Italy for freezing out new entrants in the TV market.
The European court of justice has ruled that Italy has breached community law by giving a TV company a broadcasting licence but failing to give it a frequency allocation.
The scientific community is set to enjoy better protection for its research services after the World Radio Conference agreed clearer definitions for recommended and mandatory sharing.
UK developments suggest the release or sharing of armed forces spectrum may be closer than is often thought. Using the military’s own anti-jamming technologies may overcome some of the interference concerns, argues Richard Womersley.