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Italian multiband auction talks go down to the wire
Sep 21, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Discussions are in their final stages and are focused on the best way to release spectrum in the 3.4-3.8 GHz and 700 MHz ranges, PolicyTracker can reveal. Read more...

US is “the outlier on 3.5 GHz”, according to Qualcomm technical standards boss
Sep 20, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Lorenzo Casaccia told a conference in Barcelona that 3.5 GHz is a worldwide 5G band, except in the US. He also announced mmWave mapping trials in ten cities worldwide. Read more...

Africa backs 26 GHz, 40 GHz for 5G
Sep 19, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

The unanimous ATU (African Telecommunications Union) decision on 26 GHz at its 11-15 September meeting was broadly expected, said Ross Bateson, an advisor for mobile industry group the GSM Association. Read more...

European 700 MHz talks “progressing well”
Sep 18, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Talks on the 700 MHz band will take place this month with a view to reaching an agreement by December. They could help with the issue of Italian DTT causing interference for neighbouring EU member states. This has been a problem for those countries for more than 30 years. Read more...

Smallsats unite to campaign on spectrum issues
Sep 15, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

The Commercial Smallsat Spectrum Management Association, launched this month, will campaign for an expedited spectrum coordination process for shared spectrum as well as on other spectrum issues affecting the community. Read more...

Dutch 2.1 GHz proposal raises operators’ hackles
Sep 14, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Dutch mobile operators have complained to the country's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) about a report that apparently explores the possibility of setting aside a portion of the 2.1 GHz band for PMSE use. Read more...

Bulgaria consults on spectrum release in four bands
Sep 13, 2017
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Bulgaria’s regulator the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) has launched a public consultation on the 1.5 GHz, 2 GHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.6 GHz bands. They will be assigned for LTE services. Read more...

Debate exposes depth of disagreement over 5.9 GHz ITS
Sep 12, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Last week’s European Commission workshop on the 5.9 GHz band highlighted just how split automotive, mobile and equipment manufacturers are when it comes to safety-related transport. Read more...

No V2V communications in 3.4-3.8 GHz band, says 5GAA
Sep 11, 2017
by Kane Mumford

The European C-Roads project disagrees and says this is a commercial argument rather than a technical one. Read more...

Belgian regulator puts 1400 MHz back on the table
Sep 06, 2017
by Kane Mumford

After leaving it out of a consultation on a multi-band auction in May, Belgium is now considering auctioning the band in 2019. Read more...