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PolicyTracker is the only newsletter devoted exclusively to spectrum management and policy. Take a trial by clicking on an article below or click here to find out more about our subscription service.

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Regulator and new entrants at loggerheads Premium

Oct 21, 2004 by Martin Sims

Telecommunications companies in Slovenia are embroiled in a bitter row which centres on the ability of this new EU member state to operate an effective regulatory regime.

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Clearly defined property rights key to a buoyant spectrum market Premium

Oct 16, 2004 by Martin Sims

The absence of a proper legal instrument to enforce spectrum rights and obligations in the UK could seriously hinder the market’s growth.

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Slovenian regulator dismisses allegations Premium

Sep 30, 2004 by Martin Sims

The Slovenian Post and Electronic Communications Agency (APEK) has strongly refuted allegations made by new entrant operators that it is covertly supporting the anti-competitive practices of the country’s incumbent operator.

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Ofcom pulls back from standards bodies Premium

Sep 30, 2004 by Martin Sims

The decision by the UK regulator, Ofcom, to minimise its involvement in European standards bodies in a bid to cut costs has received a mixed response.

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Debate intensifies in build up to UK Framework Review Premium

Sep 30, 2004 by Martin Sims

Come November, the UK’s regulator, Ofcom, will have a much clearer idea about how to proceed with regulating Ultra Wideband (UWB).

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The tug of war continues Premium

Sep 30, 2004 by Martin Sims

The future of Powerline Communication (PLC) systems looks more tenuous than ever after a European Commission (EC) attempt to break the deadlock encountered further opposition from proponents and contestants of the technology.

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Slovenia: EU urged to step in Premium

Sep 29, 2004 by Martin Sims

Wide-ranging allegations that the incumbent telecommunications operator of new EU entrant, Slovenia, is abusing its dominant position have been brought to the attention of PolicyTracker.

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A yawning gulf Premium

Sep 23, 2004 by Martin Sims

The European Commission's (EC) attempt to make it easier to catch terrorists and criminals by ensuring that communications companies retain their traffic data has run into determined opposition from a broad spectrum of groups who are rarely in agreement.

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The same but different: coordinating spectrum management Premium

Sep 20, 2004 by Martin Sims

Although the European Commission sees spectrum management as largely the job of member states a little recognised process is underway designed to create a more uniform approach.

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Hitting a moving target: the role of local government Premium

Sep 07, 2004 by Martin Sims

For devotees of Anglo American capitalism the problems currently occupying ART, the French telecoms regulator will seem strange.

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BBC aims to drive digital take-up Premium

Sep 07, 2004 by Martin Sims

The BBC has laid out its vision of taking the lead in building a digital Britain while staying true to its public service principles.

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Halfway there? Premium

Sep 07, 2004 by Martin Sims

The EC’s attempt to drive agreement on DRM has had some success but two important stakeholder groups are still outside the fold.

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ERG scrutinises cable networks Premium

Sep 02, 2004 by Martin Sims

The European Regulators Group (ERG) is to consult publicly on wholesale broadband access to cable television networks in a bid to ensure consistency in regulation and technology neutrality.

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