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China eyes spectrum plan for connected cars
Oct 22, 2018
by Richard Handford

China’s heft might aid the adoption of networked vehicles, although initial road safety applications appear low-key and history suggests progress in this sector will run at a stately pace.  Read more...

Book review: “5G and Satellite Spectrum, Standards and Scale” by Geoff Varrall
Oct 19, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

This is an important and challenging book that shows the general reader what will be required for the satellite industry to go from its current status - providing just one per cent of cellular network backhaul - to being a vital component of 5G. Read more...

CEPT drops support for key mmWave bands ahead of WRC-19
Oct 18, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

European regulatory body CEPT has decided it will no longer support 32 GHz, 81-86 GHz or 71-76 GHz as 5G bands. Its backing for the 51 GHz band also remains unclear.  Read more...

Let us sell C-band or we might sue, says SES
Oct 17, 2018
by Toby Youell

Satellite operators are resisting the regulator-driven clearing and/or sharing of the 3.7–4.2 GHz band in the US.  Read more...

Chilean telecoms regulator proposes new spectrum caps
Oct 15, 2018
by Toby Youell

The Chilean government department responsible for spectrum policy, Subtel, has proposed new spectrum caps that would make the country’s mobile operators lose access to spectrum in the AWS, 1900 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands.  Read more...

Hungary to launch 5G auction next year
Oct 12, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Hungary’s regulator is planning to launch a 5G auction next year, with 700 MHz and 3400-3800 MHz spectrum expected to be made available.  Read more...

RSPG to publish third opinion on 5G
Oct 10, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

The Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) is about to issue its third opinion on 5G, according to its chair Jonas Wessel.  Read more...

FCC to vote on making some C-band licences more mobile-friendly
Oct 09, 2018
by Toby Youell

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote at its monthly meeting on a draft policy developed by Commissioner Michael O’Rielly that is designed to make it easier for mobile operators to use 3550—3700 MHz for 5G mobile services.  Read more...

FCC takes aim at non-compliant imported radio equipment
Oct 08, 2018
by Toby Youell

US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued an Enforcement Advisory that warns retailers against selling unauthorized radio equipment.  Read more...

Philippines aims to choose third operator by the end of 2018
Oct 05, 2018
by Richard Handford

It may have taken nearly a decade but the Philippines is close to ending its long-running duopoly. It is using a novel approach to achieve this. Read more...

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