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After a ten year investigation the Interphone study has found no conclusive evidence that mobile phone use causes brain cancer. New research will continue this work but will take another ten years to reach a conclusion.
At least four frequency bands have been suggested for detailed study in preparation for a 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) agenda item that will consider spectrum requirements and possible regulatory action, including allocations, to support the safe operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).
Canada’s reluctance to embrace spectrum reform is restricting supply and pushing up prices, Martin Cave and Adrian Foster argue. The Canadian government says it is moving toward a more market-oriented approach.
Germany’s super auction featuring four different spectrum bands has fizzled out after more than a month of incremental bidding. The final takings of €4.4 bn were half of the predicted value.
This Ofcom consultation has provoked an usually high number of responses and most are scathing in their condemnation of the plan.
After 183 rounds of bidding over 34 days, India’s 3G auction has come to a close having raised $14.6 billion for government coffers but failing to produce a single nationwide license holder.
A just-completed award process shows the value that French mobile operators put on 3G spectrum has increased slightly since telecoms regulator Arcep sold three licenses in 2003.
US telecoms regulator the FCC has given the green light for a venture capital company to roll out a nationwide LTE wholesale network using spectrum set aside for satellite mobile communications.
Spectrum users widely back Radio Spectrum Policy Group recommendations for Europe’s first multi-year spectrum policy programme but the tug-of-war over the digital dividend and other issues continues.
As their share prices go through the floor, India’s largest mobile operators are furious about a new government proposal to charge what amounts to a retrospective, one-off fee for “excess” 2G spectrum.
With the UK entering the new territory of coalition politics nobody knows whether the country will continue to be a trailblazer for wide-ranging spectrum liberalization. The BBC Director General, Mark Thompson, has already taken the opportunity to attack the policy of spectrum pricing for broadcasters favoured by the previous government.
Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson are just two of the big names involved in the EARTH consortium, an EU-backed project that aims to reduce the overall power consumption of broadband wireless networks.
Denmark’s auction of 2.6 GHz spectrum came to an end today with four bidders paying a combined €136 million for 2 x 70 MHz of paired FDD spectrum and 45 MHz of unpaired TDD spectrum.