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If interference from PLT is a given, is finding a solution worth the effort? Premium

May 24, 2005 by Martin Sims

The BBC has conducted a number of experiments that have confirmed that if powerline transmission (PLT) is used in the same spectrum as a radio service, interference and conflict is inevitable.

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Interference: is your telly compliant? Premium

May 19, 2005 by Martin Sims

Regulatory pressure to ensure that ADSL broadband did not cause interference may have been successful in ensuring peaceful co-existence with other services but the failure to address the flip side is beginning to have an impact on BT's business.

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What more can Europe do about spam? Premium

Jul 23, 2012 by

The commercial sector is casting a critical eye over the EU’s anti-spam legislation, which has now been in force for more than 1000 days. Some new proposals are on the table but implementation is far from easy.

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Competition tribunal asserts authority over Ofcom Premium

May 12, 2005 by Martin Sims

The UK regulator, Ofcom, has been stripped of the freedom to set its own timetable for re-investigating competition cases.

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Powerline technology enters last mile Premium

May 11, 2005 by Martin Sims

The European Commission has made a recommendation aimed specifically at broadband over powerline communications (PLC) systems but rumour mongering continues to hinder widespread adoption of the technology.

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Crunch time for 2.5Ghz Premium

May 05, 2005 by Martin Sims

Lobbying campaigns are intensifying as Europe’s regulators prepare for a meeting crucial to determining future allocations in the 2.5 Ghz band.

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Let's put things into perspective... Premium

Apr 28, 2005 by Martin Sims

Dr Thomas W Hazlett, former FCC chief economist and leading US expert on spectrum policy, tells PolicyTracker that the currently fashionable commons approach has more limitations than uses.

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Spectrum register entry sparks false alarm Premium

Apr 22, 2005 by Martin Sims

Since spectrum trading was introduced in the UK at the end of December the radiocomms industry has been keeping a close watch on the Ofcom website, looking out for the signs of the first trade.

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Looking to the US Premium

Apr 19, 2005 by Martin Sims

The imminent arrival of UWB devices in the US consumer market has intensified pressure to finalise a European regulatory approach.

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Regulation on the brink of revolution? Premium

Apr 14, 2005 by Martin Sims

The implementation of Europe’s now not so new regulatory framework could be stifling competition given the recent rapid changes in the way that voice is delivered over networks.

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Hoping for too blue a sky? Premium

Apr 07, 2005 by Martin Sims

Making any sort of prediction is notoriously difficult but given the dynamic and volatile nature of mobile telecommunications the task set for the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) was bound to attract a mixed response.

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NGNs: risky investment or commercial imperative? Premium

Apr 12, 2005 by Martin Sims

To achieve the Lisbon agenda do we need a rollback of telecoms regulation to stimulate investment in Next Generation Networks?

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Inching towards a compromise Premium

Mar 30, 2005 by Martin Sims

After stormy dicussions regulators have made progress towards a pan-European framework for UWB.

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