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Potential future consultation on 2.5 GHz band auction
Jun 18, 2019
by Toby Youell

The FCC will consider a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) at its next Open Commission meeting in July about the 2.5 GHz band. If approved, the NPRM would remove some of the rules associated with the use of the Educational Broadband Service, allow some Tribal Nations prioritised access to… Read more...

Irish consultation on planned multiband auction
Jun 18, 2019
by Toby Youell

The Irish regulator, ComReg, has issued a consultation on its proposals for an award of the 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz, and 2.6 GHz bands. It proposes to attach "precautionary" coverage obligations to the 700 MHz band. The 2.1 GHz and 2.3 GHz bands may be awarded in time… Read more...

Oxford course: does 5G change the spectrum policy equation?
Jun 18, 2019
by Training blog

The propagation characteristics of mmWave spectrum and the challenging business case for 5G have given the spectrum policy community plenty of food for thought. Does this mean that sharing rather than exclusive licences should become the default position for 5G frequencies? Would auctions be counter-productive? We will be putting these… Read more...

China to make TV broadcaster a fourth player in mobile market
Jun 17, 2019
by Richard Handford

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has awarded commercial 5G licences to the country’s three mobile operators and has interesting plans for the state broadcaster, particularly in regard to spectrum.  Read more...

German 5G auction ends with bids of €6.5 billion
Jun 14, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

In relative terms the prices are much less than in Italy but one operator labelled the German 5G auction a "disaster" and legal action is ongoing over controversial coverage obligations. Read more...

Spain 700 MHz and possibly 26 GHz
Jun 14, 2019
by admin_pt

Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda Read more...

Swedish consultation on 3.8 – 4.2 GHz band study
Jun 13, 2019
by Toby Youell

The Swedish regulator, the PTS, is seeking input following its preliminary study of the 3.8 - 4.2 GHz band. The regulator suspects the band is both under-used by the military; and has good prospects for future mobile harmonisation and as a source of spectrum for video PMSE. PTS welcomes comments… Read more...