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Many countries concerned about possibility of 5G side effects
May 07, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure limits may become an additional challenge for the next generation of mobile networks.   Read more...

US vice president promises spectrum for space industry
May 06, 2019
by Toby Youell

US vice president Mike Pence told the SATELLITE 2019 conference that he would ensure the industry has “continued access to wireless spectrum”. Read more...

Key ETSI official calls for reform of standards body
May 02, 2019
by Toby Youell

The mobile broadband global standards body, the 3GPP, could collapse under its own weight unless it changes its working practices, says European Telecommunications Standards Institute CTO Adrian Scrase. Read more...

Finland presses ahead with LTE PPDR plan despite potential for interference from Russian TV broadcasting
May 01, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Finland may not be able to use the 700 MHz band for public safety networks due to interference from Russian TV broadcasting.  Read more...

What does unlicensed spectrum have to offer in the 5G era?
Apr 29, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Experts claim that unlicensed spectrum will have an expanding role in 5G as it could help many vertical use cases which need to be launched locally and quickly. Read more...

FCC commissioner calls for additional release of 2125 MHz of new mid-band spectrum
Apr 26, 2019
by Toby Youell

Republican commissioner Michael O’Rielly told the 5G Summit in New York that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must change its procedures so that it can hold auctions more quickly. Read more...

Germany to move forward with dedicated spectrum for PPDR
Apr 26, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

With the arrival of LTE-based mobile broadband, the concept of dedicated spectrum for PPDR (public protection and disaster relief) applications has now evolved and governments are looking into a wide range of innovative approaches.  Read more...

Bosnia and Herzegovina issues 4G licences to its three main telcos
Apr 26, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

The country’s three incumbents can now use 800 and 2600 MHz spectrum, but they were obliged to start commercial LTE services within one month.  Read more...

US regulator proposes repurposing of the 900 MHz band
Apr 25, 2019
by Toby Youell

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has asked for comments on the best ways to reshuffle narrowband private land mobile licences away from new broadband licences. Read more...

Canada sells 600 MHz band for over $1/MHz/POP
Apr 24, 2019
by Toby Youell

Canada has sold the 600 MHz band for CAD 3.47 billion (US$2.6 billion), which is roughly the equivalent of US$ 1.06/MHz/POP (although his figure doesn't take account of unsold spectrum in sparsely populated regions). Read more...

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