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Trust in market mechanics—how spectrum policy differs in the US
Aug 05, 2022
by Richard Haas

US institutions and regulators have a deep trust in market mechanics and capitalism. The benefits of this can be debatable. The US spends nearly twice as much on healthcare as the average OECD country but has the lowest life expectancy compared to its peers. In the spectrum policy world, however,… Read more...

US regulator to incentivise mobile operators to share spectrum with rural and tribal operators
Aug 04, 2022
by Richard Haas

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says the programme will help bridge the digital divide. Some rural providers suggest it doesn’t go far enough. Read more...

India 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2.1GHz, 2.3 GHz, 2.6 GHZ, 3.3 – 3.8 GHz, 26 GHz
Aug 02, 2022
by Richard Haas

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) / Department of Telecommunications Read more...

French consultation on expanding digital sustainability survey
Aug 01, 2022
by Richard Haas

French regulator ARCEP has launched a consultation on its proposal to expand its sustainability survey to include data on the environmental impact of end-user devices, data centres and ISP routers and set-top boxes. ARCEP has been collecting data on the environmental footprint of mobile operators since 2020, but now hopes… Read more...

Starlink customers submit over 95,000 comments to US regulator as 12 GHz debate heats up
Jul 25, 2022
by Richard Haas

Starlink has released a new study that claims co-existence with 5G in the 12 GHz band is untenable and urged its customers to complain to the Federal Communications Commission. Proponents of opening the band for mobile say Starlink's claims amount to misinformation. Read more...

ITU deputy secretary candidates agree on the big issues – but how will they tackle them?
Jul 22, 2022
by Richard Haas

The candidates have told PolicyTracker that climate change and the digital divide are the biggest challenges facing the ITU. They each suggest unique solutions. Read more...

South Korea 3.4 – 3.42
Jul 19, 2022
by Richard Haas

Korea Communications Commission (KCC) Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) Read more...

Lithuania 3.4 – 3.8 GHz
Jul 19, 2022
by Richard Haas

Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) Read more...