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Spanish regulator allows Brussels-backed WiFi schemes to exceed national speed limits
Jun 21, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Spanish telecoms regulator CNMC has revealed it will allow projects funded by the European Commission’s "WiFi4EU" project to exceed national connection speed limits. Read more...

FCC commissioners call for action on 5.9 GHz band
Jun 20, 2018
by Toby Youell

Leaders of US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from both political parties are looking to open up the 5850–5925 MHz band for unlicensed services. Read more...

Serbia and Romania to assign 700 MHz spectrum in 2019
Jun 18, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

As numerous Eastern European countries accelerate their efforts to release the 694-790 MHz band for mobile broadband services, Serbia and Romania are pushing ahead with their plans to launch 5G spectrum auctions. Read more...

Utilities come together to push for access to spectrum
Jun 15, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

The utility sector is campaigning globally for more access to spectrum in order to keep up with changes in grid networks brought about by the development of renewable energy and smart grid technologies. Read more...

mmWave propagation is better than people think, says Samsung boss
Jun 14, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Millimetre wave (mmWave) frequencies can be far more resilient than the industry generally believes, a key Samsung executive has claimed. Read more...

Viewpoint: The key to 5G success? Planning permission.
Jun 13, 2018
by Martin Sims

The spectrum world has a recipe for a successful technology. It includes harmonised spectrum; recognised standards; a device ecosystem; compelling use cases; and industry support. But there is one element we tend to ignore - probably because it is a mundane issue rarely solved by engineering, the interest which brought so many… Read more...

FCC proceeds with mmWave 5G plans
Jun 11, 2018
by Toby Youell

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to approve a consultation document on the mmWave bands without substantive changes in spite of potential international issues and resistance from a major military contractor. Read more...

EU institutions reach agreement on Electronic Communications Code
Jun 08, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

EU institutions have reached a provisional deal on the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), and have now concluded negotiation stages. Read more...

Souped-up shipping containers bring “civilisation in a box” to remote African communities
Jun 07, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

While Africa is theoretically an energy-rich continent, supply remains poor for most of the population. However, a multi-utility shared spectrum infrastructure project could help to improve the situation. Read more...

Future of UK’s planned emergency services network could be in doubt
Jun 06, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

The future of the UK's planned Emergency Services Network (ESN)–the LTE-based communications system being developed for the country's police, paramedics and fire services–could be in doubt. Read more...