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Viewpoint: US 5G gamble pays dividends while other countries procrastinate
Aug 13, 2018
by Martin Sims

Two years ago the US agreed the rules for 5G deployment and Verizon is promising to launch services this year. Elsewhere,  except South Korea, regulations have not been finalised and commercial services are not expected until at least 2020. Has the rest of the world got it wrong? Read more...

An overview of spectrum database features
Aug 07, 2018
by Martin Sims

About the tabs; manipulating the data and using the filter function. Read more...

5G bands in the PolicyTracker Spectrum Database
Aug 03, 2018
by Martin Sims

With commercial deployment now very close our spectrum database has been updated to reflect the ownership of licences in potential 5G bands. Some existing licences can be used for 5G and some cannot, depending whether the service is fixed or mobile. A further complication is that in some cases a… Read more...

5G verticals: never has a collective noun been so uncollective
Jul 16, 2018
by Martin Sims

The English language has endless fun with collective nouns. A herd of buffalo is an obstinacy, a group of owls is a parliament, and a superfluity of nuns also appears in dictionaries. But maybe our eyebrows should be raised still further by a new entry to the canon: 5G verticals. Read more...

China: consultation on using 5905-5925MHz for networked cars
Jul 02, 2018
by Martin Sims

The  Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has drafted regulations for the use of 5905-5925 MHz for intelligent networked vehicles and intelligent traffic information systems.  These are now open to the public for comments. The draft regulations are available here. Read more...

Oxford spectrum management course: book now and save £250!
Jun 26, 2018
by Martin Sims

Book now to join the hundreds of people who have benefitted from our signature Understanding Modern Spectrum Management training course, held in association with LS telcom. It takes place on September 17-20 at Harris Manchester College, part of Oxford University. As well as discussing the emerging issues with leading experts it offers… Read more...

Consultation on 5G in Taiwan
Jun 25, 2018
by Martin Sims

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has initiated a public consultation on 5G spectrum planning. This covers technology development trends, equipment maturity, and 5G candidate bands. The NCC website gives the expiry date as one month from May 31 (presumably June 30) but the consultation is also discussed in a blog post… Read more...

Consultation on O2’s request to allow technology neutrality in 2.1 GHz
Jun 25, 2018
by Martin Sims

O2 has asked the Czech Telecommunication Office (CTO) to change the allocation for 2110.3-2130.1 / 1920.3-1940.1 MHz from UMTS to technological neutral. The request also relates to fixed-link operation in 29396.5-29452.5 / 28388.5-28444.5 MHz. Read more...

Public consultation for the identification of measures in disuse
Jun 25, 2018
by Martin Sims

Colombia's Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) is inviting stakeholders to identify aspects of the regulatory framework which are no longer being used. The aim is to simplify procedures. Rules could be deleted for the following reasons: Duplication Period of applicability has passed Technological evolution Market evolution     Read more...