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Automatic trial of Spectrum Research Service for Newsletter subscribers
Mar 26, 2020
by PolicyTracker

As you may know, PolicyTracker’s Spectrum Research Service has now been running for five years and has over 500 subscribers. They get access to our extensive library of Research Notes, analysing the key spectrum policy issues and assessing the strategic positions of all the major stakeholders across the mobile, satellite and… Read more...

PolicyTracker services during the COVID 19 outbreak
Mar 25, 2020
by Martin Sims

Like many companies, PolicyTracker has moved to remote working to limit the spread of coronavirus. However, the nature of our business means that there should be very little effect on our services. You will continue to receive our alerts, the phone is being answered as usual and we have contingency plans in… Read more...

Is it time for 2.6 GHz?
Mar 25, 2020
by Toby Youell

The advocate for the USA's big mobile operators, the CTIA, recently asked Analysys Mason to benchmark the availability of mid-band spectrum in the US in comparison to other economies. Perhaps unsurprisingly considering the CTIA's campaign to auction a portion of the 6 GHz band, the study found that the US… Read more...

PolicyTracker Spectrum Handbook: the WRC-19 update
Mar 18, 2020
by PolicyTracker

Now in its fifth edition the PolicyTracker Spectrum Handbook is the leading resource for sector professionals seeking to understand the current status and future directions in mobile, satellite and unlicensed spectrum. The 222 page report is based on wide-ranging interviews with key industry professionals from vendors, operators, OTT players, national… Read more...

Apple and Amazon stake claim to a wide range of spectrum resources

Amazon and Apple may both be more recent arrivals on the spectrum policy stage but their priorities are quite different as our two new Research Notes explain. Amazon is focussed on the unlicensed spectrum on which its devices, services and fulfilment centres rely. But it also has interests in drone… Read more...

EMF and 5G: policymakers seek to change the narrative
Mar 06, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

It’s now pretty obvious that there is widespread concern about the deployment of 5G small cells in residential areas. A quick Google search reveals hundreds of websites, blogs and news stories arguing that using higher frequencies increases the risk of health problems related to exposure to radiofrequency emissions. The problem is that this… Read more...

Book now: discount for April course expires on March 9
Mar 05, 2020
by PolicyTracker

Take advantage of the £250 discount by booking now for our Understanding Modern Spectrum Management training course in central London. The course offers a full grounding in all aspects of wireless communications as well as examining the key future policy challenges: download the brochure here. Themes include: Technical possibilities and economic challenges… Read more...

Momentum builds around licensed mobile services at 6 GHz
Mar 04, 2020
by Toby Youell

The next World Radiocommunication Conference, in 2023, will consider IMT identifications for 100 MHz of the 6 GHz band globally, and 600 MHz of the band in Region 1. This scope of this agenda item arose out of a fight at WRC-19 between those who want to make the band… Read more...

Regulating Competition in Mobile Markets, London, June 2-3
Mar 04, 2020
by PolicyTracker

This course gives a thorough background in competition policy, explaining the latest approaches and how these evolved. It uses a series of global case studies with a particular focus on the EU regulatory framework. Regulating competition in mobile markets considers how to balance the pros and cons in competition policy:… Read more...

April training course: an essential overview plus new thinking on auctions
Feb 21, 2020
by PolicyTracker

As well as giving a solid grounding in the technical, economic and legal issues, this April our signature course, Understanding Modern Spectrum Management, takes a deeper look at spectrum auctions. Concern that they may hinder investment has led France to re-refocus its assignment policy on network coverage. At the forefront of… Read more...