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Which bands are being made available for private networks?
May 05, 2022
by Toby Youell

Globally, similar factors are drive growing interest in private networks. Industry and/or local communities are looking to benefit from wireless technology, and telecom companies are increasingly well-equipped to help them do so. But while the factors driving growth in private networks may be harmonised, the available spectrum is not. According… Read more...

Five countries from four continents complete auctions in Q1 2022
Apr 14, 2022
by Toby Youell

New iteration of PolicyTracker Spectrum Database sees spectrum auction slow down  Five countries from four continents auctioned a total of 726 MHz of nationwide spectrum during Q1 2022. This includes South Africa, which sold almost all of the available spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.6 GHz,… Read more...

Reliance Jio wants more and cheaper spectrum
Mar 30, 2022
by Toby Youell

Since it entered the market in 2016, Reliance Jio has transformed India's mobile industry. It adopted a loss-leading strategy, offering mobile broadband services at almost-free prices. One reason it can offer such cheap services is that its all-IP LTE-only network is more spectrally efficient than its rivals that support legacy… Read more...

There were two mega auctions in 4Q21: one that started late and one that ended late
Feb 01, 2022
by Toby Youell

The new iteration of the PolicyTracker Spectrum Database includes spectrum assignment information from 16 countries Two Portuguese-speaking countries provided the locations for the most notable spectrum auctions that concluded in Q4 2021. The results from these auctions, and other changes to spectrum allocations and assignments, are included in the new… Read more...

Q3 sees new record prices for the 3.5 GHz band
Oct 21, 2021
by Toby Youell

New iteration of PolicyTracker Spectrum Database tracks 11 auctions across six bands. The last three months included two potentially expensive spectrum auctions. Operators in one of these countries, Pakistan, largely shunned the award; but Canadian operators ended up paying record prices. These auction results are reported in the 2021 Q3… Read more...

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...

Licensed Shared Access: still stuck on the runway
Apr 30, 2015
by PolicyTracker

Some 14 months ago, we asked whether Licensed Shared Access (LSA) was "ready for take-off". A couple of weeks later, we were assured by delegates from Nokia and Qualcomm at Mobile World Congress that it was indeed ready. Read more...

Watch this space for spectrum sharing – but which space?
Jan 14, 2015
by PolicyTracker

At an annual consultation meeting on Ofcom's draft annual plan, the regulator's director of spectrum policy Charles Jenne confirmed it was currently working on future spectrum sharing initiatives. Read more...

If you turn TLPS upside down do you get LAA?
Jan 07, 2015
by PolicyTracker

With the new year comes another Consumer Electronics Show, the annual jamboree for the global gadget industry. Read more...