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Flexible access to the radio spectrum requires all interference benchmarks to be pre-defined, argues a new book. Countries relying on self-regulation will place an unfair burden on industry says its author, Michael Whittaker.
The first spectrum auction since the UK’s unitary regulator Ofcom was set up in 2003 will take place on Thursday April 20.
The millions of Euros spent on developing UWB has delivered results, says the head of the Pulsers project, but progress depends on judging the technology by its own merits.
Ofcom has put forward proposals for auctioning L-band, which is expected to generate substantial interest because of the amount of spectrum available (40 MHz) and its ability to deliver mobile TV services.
The European Commission has accepted that it can’t get regulators in the Radio Spectrum Committee to agree on EU-wide access to the 2.5 GHz band for technologies like WiMAX.