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Does spectrum policy ignore environmental issues?
Sep 10, 2008
by Dugie Standeford

There seems little evidence of spectrum regulators addressing the issue of saving energy, a dimension which could be particularly important in allocating the digital dividend. Read more...

Member states set to reduce MEPs’ ambitions
Sep 08, 2008
by Nathalie Vandystadt

As well as opposing Parliament's proposals for a body of European regulators the European Council is also against MEPs' plans to expand the role of the spectrum policy advisory body. Read more...

More detail needed on frequency release, Ofcom tells Ministry of Defence
Sep 02, 2008
by Dugie Standeford

Industry says defence chiefs’ liberalisation plans must also take account of research which proves the viability of spectrum sharing. Read more...

French Digital Dividend Commission issues recommendations
Aug 28, 2008
by Jonathan Watson

The French government should allocate the 790-862 MHz band to “electronic communications”, according to the final report of the country’s Digital Dividend Commission. Read more...

September 2008 printed issue available for download
Aug 26, 2008
by Website author

Our top story this month is the implications for spectrum managers of the growth in machine-to-machine communications Read more...

World’s first managed spectrum park planned for New Zealand
Aug 22, 2008
by Michael Newlands

A half way house between unlicensed access and exclusive spectrum property rights – known as a Managed Spectrum Park - is on target to open in New Zealand in the second quarter of next year. Read more...

Frustration in South Africa at delay in liberalised regulations
Aug 20, 2008
by Michael Newlands

Much of the South African telecoms industry is getting impatient with the slow progress towards implementing legislation which will, among other things, introduce technology and service neutral licensing. Read more...

First pan-European selection procedure gets underway
Aug 15, 2008
by Martin Sims

The European Commission has invited applications to operate mobile satellite services across the whole EU, the first time a spectrum assignment decision has been made on a pan-European basis. Read more...

A moral obligation to provide more spectrum for public protection?
Aug 15, 2008
by Dugie Standeford

European public safety services are pressing for a share of the digital dividend pie. Top on their wish list is harmonised spectrum in the UHF range for data and broadband communications. Read more...

UK 2.6GHz auction further delayed
Aug 14, 2008
by Website author

Regulator Ofcom has announced that they will not be inviting applications for the 2.6 GHz auction until November at the earliest. The delay is due to continuing legal action. Read more...