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US government spectrum chief quits
May 10, 2019
by Toby Youell

David Redl, the most senior public sector spectrum official in the US, has resigned. The lawyer and former congressional telecoms policy advisor has not yet publicly disclosed why. Read more...

Singapore eyes 5G network rollout in 2020
May 09, 2019
by Richard Handford

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore’s regulator, wants to assign the 3.5 GHz, 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands for a 5G launch in 2020, although like other ASEAN countries, it admits there is a problem in freeing up the C-band soon enough.  Read more...

Could beamforming become a problem for 5G?
May 08, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

In the second of a series of articles about electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the age of 5G, we take a look at beamforming. This is considered an essential feature of 5G base station antennas, but some argue that it will mean that current EMF exposure limits need to be reassessed.  Read more...

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...

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