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Online spectrum course gets great reviews and targets Asia time zones
Sep 23, 2020
by PolicyTracker

PolicyTracker’s longest-running course, Understanding Modern Spectrum Management, was held online for the first time last week and received very positive reviews from attendees. All the feedback rated it very good or excellent. The same course is running again on 19-23 October with a schedule designed to fit time zones in… Read more...

What’s spectrum got to do with foreign policy?
Sep 21, 2020
by Toby Youell

Regulators around the world seek to put spectrum, a natural resource, to its best use for society at large. This means they pursue a variety of domestic public policy objectives such as providing universal access to broadcasting services or having superfast mobile broadband networks. So why did US foreign policy… Read more...

Four observations about COVID-19’s impact on spectrum policy
Sep 15, 2020
by Toby Youell

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed all aspects of life, including radio spectrum policy. According to our latest research, 23 countries have departed from their standard spectrum policies to make sure their operators had the capacity to support their citizens. In a new research note, we make four observations about these… Read more...

Why are we talking about spectrum sharing?
Aug 20, 2020
by Toby Youell

Spectrum sharing is nothing new. As a new research note on the subject points out, the ITU's Radio Regulations have long conceived of primary, co-primary, and secondary allocations. But sharing is nevertheless driving a lot of the spectrum policy agenda at the moment. We identify several reasons for this: New… Read more...

Spectrum Sharing in Asia webinar: presentations and recording now available
Aug 19, 2020
by PolicyTracker

Today's Spectrum Sharing in Asia webinar was a fascinating discussion and yielded some important insights, including: India's plans to update its spectrum sharing regulations South Korea's "clean zone" initiative to protect satellite services in mid-band spectrum Satellite industry concern about sharing C-band in Asian countries Watch a recording of this… Read more...

The Spectrum Sharing in Asia webinar is on Wednesday!
Aug 17, 2020
by PolicyTracker

Don't forget to register for the Spectrum Sharing in Asia webinar, taking place Wednesday, 19 August at 4pm AEST,  11.30 am IST, 2 pm Singapore, 8 am CEST, 11 pm PDT. It's an opportunity to get up to speed with the latest regional developments, focussing particularly on South Korea and… Read more...

A new dossier: Spectrum Sharing
Aug 13, 2020
by PolicyTracker

In the past decade, facilitating sharing has become an increasing important part of spectrum policy. Behind this is a growing belief that market mechanisms alone will fail to deliver the full social benefits of wireless communications. But implementing this in practice is following a range of national and technological pathways… Read more...

PolicyTracker’s signature spectrum management course offers Asian edition
Aug 07, 2020
by PolicyTracker

PolicyTracker's longest-running course, Understanding Modern Spectrum Management, is being held for a second time this autumn with a schedule designed to fit time zones in Asia and the Middle East. This second course is being held on 19-23 October and starts at 10 am Dubai / 2 pm Singapore /… Read more...

Now available online: Competition in Mobile Markets course
Aug 07, 2020
by PolicyTracker

This year, all PolicyTracker's courses are available online, including a new Understanding Modern Spectrum Management course with timings to suit the Asian and Middle Eastern Markets. Regulating Competition in Mobile Markets is also online, giving a thorough background in competition policy, explaining the latest approaches and how these evolved. It… Read more...

What is the US Republican Party’s view on spectrum policy?
Aug 07, 2020
by Toby Youell

FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly has long championed conservative causes in US spectrum policy. His dogged advocacy for reform of the CBRS framework for the 3550—3700 MHz band, for example, led to significant changes that have made it easier for the big mobile operators to gain priority access to the band.  A… Read more...