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Will South Africa finally auction 700 MHz, 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum?
Oct 15, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

South Africa has been trying to auction 700 MHz, 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum for years, but the plans have been derailed by political disagreements. Now the regulator says that it will soon reveal the process for licensing these in-demand bands. Are all systems finally go this time? Read more...

Croatia 2.6 GHz
Oct 15, 2019
by Toby Youell

Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) Read more...

RSPG consultation on its Work Programme for 2020 and beyond
Oct 14, 2019
by Toby Youell

The high-level advisory group that assists the European Commission in the development of radio spectrum policy, the Radio Spectrum Policy Group, has issued its draft work programme for the next few years to a public consultation. In addition to potential future requests from one of the major EU institutions, the… Read more...

Potential future ECC consultation on receivers
Oct 14, 2019
by Toby Youell

Europe's technical authority, the Electronic Communications Committee, plans to issue an ECC Report on receivers to a public consultation. The draft ECC Report 310 concerns "evaluation of receiver parameters and the future role of receiver characteristics in spectrum management, including in sharing and compatibility studies". The consultation will likely be… Read more...

Potential future ECC consultation on cross-border coordination for 700 MHz, L-Band and 3.4 – 3.8 GHz bands
Oct 14, 2019
by Toby Youell

Europe's technical authority, the Electronic Communications Committee, plans to issue a consultation on cross-border coordination for three mobile broadband bands. In particular, it may propose several revisions to ECC Recommendation (15)01, which concerns "cross-border coordination for Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks (MFCN) in the frequency bands: 694-790 MHz, 1427-1518 MHz, 3400-3800 MHz". The… Read more...

ECC consultation on how to share the lower 26 GHz band between 5G and earth stations
Oct 14, 2019
by Toby Youell

The European technical authority, the Electronic Communications Committee, has issued draft ECC Recommendation (20)01 to a public consultation. The draft Recommendation concerns "guidelines to support the introduction of 5G while ensuring, in a proportionate way, the use of existing and planned FSS transmitting earth stations in the frequency band 24.65-25.25… Read more...

UK regulator announces first spectrum sharing deal
Oct 14, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Vodafone has become the first UK mobile operator to share its unused 4G spectrum in a bid to improve coverage in rural areas.  Read more...

Hong Kong 3.5 GHz
Oct 14, 2019
by Patrick Gahan

Communications Authority Hong Kong (CA) Read more...

Chilean consultation on limited spectrum rights for industrial 5G
Oct 11, 2019
by Toby Youell

The Chilean regulator, Subtel, has issued a consultation on making available spectrum on a limited basis for industrial 5G applications. The consultation paper includes questions on which spectrum bands could be made available on this basis and for what bandwidths. The consultation is open for public comments until October 23. Read more...

5G verticals
Oct 11, 2019
by Toby Youell

This year we have published a six-section “Spectrum 101” that sets out the fundamentals of modern spectrum management. This week we turn out attention to 5G verticals - the idea that the next generation of mobile networks will focus on industrial applications, rather than the mass consumer market. This widespread… Read more...