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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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Regulatory independence works, says study Premium

Oct 31, 2004 by Martin Sims

New entrants who have complained that political interference has damaged their business will take comfort in new research which offers Europe’s first statistical evidence of the importance of regulatory independence.

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Ones to watch Premium

Oct 29, 2004 by Martin Sims

A roadmap for future ICT policies has emerged from a private meeting of officials from the 25 EU member states. PolicyTracker identifies some of the key new strategies

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The many faces of flexibility Premium

Oct 26, 2004 by Martin Sims

"Flexibility of use" is the catch phrase on the lips of every spectrum administrator in Europe, but conflicting views on what this means to different member states is hindering the market’s growth.

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New FCC powerline rules too conservative? Premium

Oct 23, 2004 by Martin Sims

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has altered its Part 15 rule, the only standard for radiated emissions in the high frequency band, in a bid to increase the roll out of broadband over powerline (BPL) in the US.

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Mason draft Report on UWB: ‘good but could be better’ Premium

Oct 22, 2004 by Martin Sims

The UK communications regulator Ofcom may face a judicial review if it fails to adequately take into account the economic impact on certain players following the introduction of Ultra Wideband (UWB) into the UK.

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e-Europe debate gathers momentum Premium

Oct 22, 2004 by Martin Sims

The European Commission (EC) is working on a communication to the European Council in the hope that it will lead to a resolution to relaunch the debate on the future of e-Europe.

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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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