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Signature spectrum management course available online this year
Jul 06, 2020
by PolicyTracker

Understanding Modern Spectrum Management, which has been running since 2008, is being held online this year to accommodate the travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. The trainers will deliver 15 hours of online teaching, supplemented by pre-recorded sessions and additional learning materials. It will be taught in three-hour sessions… Read more...

New Dossier on spectrum refarming
Jul 02, 2020
by PolicyTracker

This week PolicyTracker publishes a new Dossier on spectrum refarming, based on research into the plans of more than 110 mobile operators . The results are available in our 2G and 3G network closures tracker, which allows you to to search search and filter the data. The Dossier includes analysis… Read more...

Regulators take fragmented approach to 5G private networks
Jun 29, 2020
by Toby Youell

Spectrum has been described as "the oxygen for the internet", but historically frequencies that are usable for mobile broadband has been only available on a nationwide basis. Realistically, only mobile operators have been able to obtain this spectrum. But as other industries try to take advantage of internet capabilities, particularly… Read more...

Australia looks to mmWaves for Fixed Wireless Access
Jun 18, 2020
by Toby Youell

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), despite being something of a graveyard for businesses, is set to grow rapidly, according to the newly published Ericsson Mobility Report. It estimates that 10% of global fixed broadband connections will be provided by FWA by 2025, representing a tripling of the number of current live… Read more...

Recording of National Approaches to Spectrum Sharing webinar
Jun 18, 2020
by PolicyTracker

If you weren't able to join our National Approaches to Spectrum Sharing webinar on June 17 we are making a recording of it available. It was a fascinating discussion featuring the following speakers: Philip Marnick Ofcom Spectrum Group Director, UK Martha Suarez, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Dave Wright, President… Read more...

Upcoming webinars, starting with Spectrum Sharing on June 17
Jun 12, 2020
by PolicyTracker

Don't forget to register for our National Approaches to Spectrum Sharing webinar this Wednesday, 17 June. The approaches taken by national administrations vary widely and we will be considering CBRS, sharing existing mobile bands and policy initiatives in mmWave. Our panel is: Martha Suarez, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance… Read more...

Webinar: 6G Visions, Challenges and Opportunities
Jun 12, 2020
by PolicyTracker

We have had snapshots of what 6G might look like, but the work is ongoing and this webinar is a chance to catch up with the latest developments, both in the technical and regulatory fields. 6G: Visions, Challenges and Opportunities will be held on Wed 29 July, just after the… Read more...

Webinar: The 6 GHz Debate (15 July)
Jun 12, 2020
by PolicyTracker

6 GHz is a key spectrum sharing battleground and the lines are firmly drawn as we approach the next ITU World Radio Conference, WRC-23, where there is a contentious proposal to identify sections of the band for mobile broadband (IMT). This is supported by China, some Asia Pacific countries, the… Read more...

Will Brazil’s 6 GHz band decision impact WRC-23?

Bruised from previous WRC cycles, Wi-Fi advocates had focussed on national regulators to open up the 6 GHz for licence-exempt/unlicensed access, rather than taking the fight to the ITU. But WRC-19's decision to consider portions of the band for mobile broadband (IMT) at WRC-23, means that the industry has been… Read more...

Obituary: Alan March, campaigner for PMSE spectrum and musician
Jun 09, 2020
by Martin Sims

Alan March, who has died at the age of 56 after a short battle with cancer, had a rare combination of talents. He was very successful in raising the profile of the programme-making and special events (PMSE) sector in the spectrum world and in gaining recognition for the important contribution… Read more...