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Is broadband a public utility? Does it matter?
Sep 23, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

Looking at a list of utilities, most people today would likely identify a missing piece, broadband. In this day and age, where much of our professional and personal lives revolves around the Internet, shouldn’t it be considered a utility? Over 75 per cent of US consumers thinks so, according to… Read more...

Spanish 26 GHz auction may include reserved spectrum for verticals
Sep 21, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

The Spanish government is allegedly planning to split the 26 GHz band into two separate segments—one for mobile operators and one for vertical users.  Read more...

GSMA continues to criticise Malaysia’s nationalised 5G network
Sep 17, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

A new report commissioned by the mobile industry association warned Malaysia against its plan to deploy a single state-owned wholesale 5G network. Read more...

UK industry body praises Ofcom’s spectrum approach to verticals
Sep 10, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

The Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) has shown its support to the UK’s regulatory framework for vertical markets, in particular to Ofcom’s shared access licensing approach. Read more...

Netherlands 5G auction faces further delays after Inmarsat’s challenge
Sep 07, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

The Dutch ministry of economic affairs has informed parliament that the sale of 3.5 GHz frequencies will be delayed due to a spectrum dispute with satellite operator Inmarsat. Read more...

Is it time to extend the frequency allocation table above 275 GHz?
Aug 27, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

Until now, frequencies above 275 GHz have not been allocated for specific services, but has the time come for the ITU to expand the international frequency allocation table – given the growing interest from active and passive services in this range? Read more...

Mexico’s wholesale network files for bankruptcy but more countries back the idea
Aug 11, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

With Mexico’s wholesale network going bust, it appears that attempts to build a single national network are doomed. However, a handful of countries like Colombia, Malaysia and Poland are pressing ahead with similar plans. Read more...

Europe urged to take action to accelerate 26 GHz take-up
Aug 09, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

Mobile infrastructure manufacturers Qualcomm, Nokia and Ericsson have urged European regulators and governments to incentivise and prioritise the release of the 26 GHz band, as only a handful of administrations have awarded spectrum in the band so far.  Read more...

The THz debate: can active terrestrial systems coexist with passive satellites?
Aug 02, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

A new debate over the future use of terahertz (THz) frequencies is taking shape as incumbent passive satellite service operators are worried that their services could be affected by the arrival of active terrestrial systems. Read more...

Spectrum sharing is now a major part of the UK regulator’s strategy
Jul 29, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

UK regulator Ofcom's spectrum management strategy for the next 10 years has a lot to say about spectrum sharing and local licensing. Read more...