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New Dossier available on Open RAN
May 05, 2021
by Toby Youell

One of the clear trends in the telecoms industry at the moment is operators' increasing interest in the use of Open RAN approaches to network buildout. The idea is to separate hardware and software components of Radio Access Networks and to standardise the interfaces in a network's architecture. This approach… Read more...

Portuguese consultation on 900 MHz and 1800 MHz licence renewal for Vodafone and MEO
May 05, 2021
by Toby Youell

The Portuguese regulator, Anacom, has issued a consultation about its proposal to renew spectrum licences for Vodafone and MEO for the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands. The licences would be extended until 2033. Both operators would be subject to specific coverage conditions. The proposal is available for public comment… Read more...

French consultation on outlook of the wholesale market for terrestrial television
May 04, 2021
by Toby Youell

The French regulator, ARCEP, is consulting on a draft document that makes an assessment and outlook of the wholesale market terrestrial television. The document notes that the market situation of the sector remains relatively stable, although a decreasing portion of French consumers use the platform to consume television content. The… Read more...

Future ECC consultation on S-PCS below 1 GHz
May 03, 2021
by Toby Youell

Europe's technical authority, the ECC, plans to consult on a compatability analysis (inter-service and intra service) for S-PCS below 1 GHz. The draft ECC Report 322 will be available for public consultation unless an Administration objects by May 11. Read more...

Future ECC consultation on RFID at 915 – 919.4 MHz
May 03, 2021
by Toby Youell

Europe's technical authority, the ECC, plans to consult on implementation conditions of SRD up to 500 mW in the first RFID interrogator channel centred at 916.3 MHz of the frequency band 915-919.4 MHz. The draft ECC Report 326 will be available for public consultation unless any Administration objects by May… Read more...

Future ECC consultation on UWB
May 03, 2021
by Toby Youell

Europe's technical authority, the ECC, plans to consult on technical studies related to UWB at 6 - 8.5 GHz. A consultation on draft ECC Report 327 will go ahead unless any Administration objects by May 11. Read more...

New Zealand consultation on 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands
May 03, 2021
by Toby Youell

New Zealand's regulator, Radio Spectrum Management, has issued a consultation on the 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands. It proposes to make the 26 GHz band primarily available for IMT, including enhanced mobile broadband, fixed wireless access, and industry verticals. For the 28 GHz band, it proposes to enable sharing… Read more...

US consultation on technical aspects related to 5.9 GHz access
May 03, 2021
by Toby Youell

May 3, 2021: This consultation, with some corrected errors, has been published in the Federal Register. It is available for public comment until June 2, while reply comments are due by July 2. November 18, 2020 The FCC unanimously approved the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The dates to comment on… Read more...

Future Italian consultation on spectrum for private 5G
Apr 30, 2021
by Toby Youell

The Italian regulator, Agcom, will consult on the use of 5G spectrum for private networks. This follows an RSPG Opinion on the matter. The discussion document is available here, while the notice of the future consultation is available here. Read more...

US allocates 2200—2290 MHz for space launches
Apr 30, 2021
by Toby Youell

US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has allocated the 2200—2290 MHz band on a secondary basis for private space launches. Read more...