More about "1800 MHz"
Two influential regulators focus on local licensing and innovation
Jul 29, 2021
by Toby Youell

Innovation often occurs in different places at roughly the same time. Electromagnetic induction, for example, was discovered in both Britain and the US independently in the early 19th century. Frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology was also developed separately by several engineers in the first half of the 20th century, including Austrian-born… Read more...

Beauty contests assignments tie with auctions in Q2 2021
Jul 15, 2021
by Toby Youell

Auctions may have become the default way to assign spectrum, but the last quarter saw just as many beauty contests. A total of 11,076 MHz of changed or new entries were included in the latest update to the PolicyTracker Spectrum Database (PSD), including an equal number of beauty contests and auctions.… Read more...

Time runs out for 900 MHz and 2.1 GHz

There will be a bonfire of the licences in 900 MHz and 2.1 GHz over the next two years, with over 80 expiring. Deciding whether to extend the terms or re-auction the licences will be a key question for many regulators over the coming months. Read more...

German 700 MHz band spectrum stuck at near reserve price
Jun 03, 2015
by PolicyTracker

The world's most sought-after spectrum is currently being auctioned in what is arguably Europe's strongest economy - so why are wallets staying closed? Read more...

Are regulators storing up problems for the future?
Jan 28, 2015
by Richard Womersley

Typically less than 50% of spectrum already identified for IMT has been licensed by regulators, yet the IMT community are seeking new allocations. Shouldn't regulators and the IMT community alike use what they have first, before asking for more? Read more...

Does full duplex equal double the capacity?
Jan 01, 2015
by Richard Womersley

A number of organisations have developed methods of transmitting and receiving at the same time on the same frequency. These 'full duplex' technologies promise a doubling in capacity, but perhaps all is not so rosy. Read more...

Tele2 leaves Norwegian market following spectrum auction
Jul 14, 2014
by PolicyTracker

Norway is now a two-player mobile market - for the time being at least Read more...

Spectrum shenanigans could slow the pace of consolidation in Europe
May 01, 2014
by PolicyTracker

The domino theory was very popular in its day. Much cited by US policymakers between the 1950s and 80s, it speculated that if one state fell under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would inevitably follow in a “domino effect”. Read more...

Editorial: When is an auction not an auction?
Nov 22, 2013
by PolicyTracker

Belgian regulator BIPT’s announcement that the country’s three existing network operators had won all the available spectrum in its 800 MHz auction is a strong candidate for “least surprising news of the year”. Read more...

Where will the RSPG find 1200 MHz of spectrum?
Dec 19, 2011
by Richard Womersley

The EU has signed up to the RSPP which aims to find 1200 MHz of spectrum for broadband services by 2015. Where might this spectrum come from? Read more...