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Hong Kong takes innovative approach to SUFs for mmWave bands
Aug 20, 2018
by Richard Handford

Hong Kong’s proposals for the 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands include a new approach to spectrum utilisation fees (SUFs). Read more...

FCC sets stage for third tier of spectrum access at 3550–3700 MHz by end 2018
Aug 17, 2018
by Toby Youell

The six entities that are conditionally approved to provide the software that will support the multi-tier citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) have been given until 10 September by the US regulator to propose time- and geography-limited initial commercial deployments (ICDs) in the band. Read more...

Study: 5G puts insects in the hot seat
Aug 15, 2018
by Richard Handford

From beetles to bees, insects absorb more radio waves at the higher frequencies favoured for 5G, a study says. Read more...

FCC proposes incentive auction at 38.6 – 40 GHz
Aug 15, 2018
by Toby Youell

The US regulator wants to make the band available for 5G use, but existing licensees present logistical obstacles. The FCC plans to resolve this with an auction design modelled on last year's 600 MHz broadcast incentive auction. Read more...

FCC Commissioner launches second attack on ITU
Aug 14, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Michael O’Rielly has again warned that the US could withdraw funding from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), criticising its staff and accusing the organisation of straying from its core mission.  Read more...

Indonesia demos 5G in Asian Games and targets 2022 for full launch
Aug 10, 2018
by Richard Handford

Indonesia is a huge market but its vast archipelago of islands means satellite is vitally important. The country is currently studying which bands can be used for 5G without compromising its existing services. Read more...

Poland’s regulator offers to extend 800 MHz licence for €404m
Aug 09, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

The Polish authorities' handling of spectrum management has been strongly criticised by the national auditor and this move is the latest instalment in a long-running row between the regulator and Sferia, one of the mobile operators. Read more...

AT&T and Telefónica win 2.6 GHz spectrum in Mexican two-player auction
Aug 08, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Mexico’s telecommunications regulator, IFT, has announced that in the recent 2.6 GHz auction the only two participants –AT&T and Telefónica– have paid 2.1 billion pesos ($113.4 million) for a total of 120 MHz.  Read more...

RSPG to examine role of machine learning
Aug 07, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

There is growing interest in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to spectrum: Google thinks it could replace propagation modelling; a leading consultancy has described the telecoms sector as a "perfect opportunity" and AI will be one of the forthcoming study areas for the EU's spectrum advisory group.  Read more...

Spectrum is on the agenda as ATU elects a new Secretary General
Aug 06, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

On 17 August, the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) will choose a new Secretary General. Four candidates are vying for the position, including one whose vision for the organisation includes a strong focus on spectrum issues. Read more...

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