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Canada joins growing list of countries taking unlicensed approach to 6 GHz
May 27, 2021
by Toby Youell

The Canadian government has announced its decision to make available 1200 MHz of 6 GHz spectrum for unlicensed services, joining the US, Brazil, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica and Peru who have adopted the same policy. It is a major accomplishment for advocates of unlicensed spectrum, chief among them being the OTT… Read more...

What does Big Tech want with spectrum?
May 19, 2021
by Toby Youell

Governments around the world are becoming more and more wary of Big Tech. Even the Government in their home country, the United States, is considering sweeping anti-trust rules that could even see some of them broken up. Different stakeholders attack Big Tech for different things, but one aspect of technology… Read more...

How do we regulate spectrum in the stratosphere?
Nov 06, 2020
by Toby Youell

The frontiers of useful and valuable spectrum, we are told, are constantly moving upwards. A visitor from 2010, for example, might be shocked by Thai mobile operators paying $375 million for the 26 GHz band, or their South Korean counterparts paying $550 million for the 28 GHz band. The same,… Read more...

New Google Research Note: Wi-Fi is the tip of the iceberg

Google is known as a Wi-Fi advocate, but its spectrum policy ambitions go much further. Cheap and ubiquitous Wi-Fi supports its internet business, led by its domination of the search market, but Google has a growing range of products which use the same bands. These include Google routers; the Nest… Read more...

Google policy overview: unlicensed, sharing and unused satellite registrations

Each year we consider how the spectrum policy priorities of the leading industry players has evolved, and our latest examination of Google's activities shows it continuing to promote unlicensed spectrum, sharing and dynamic spectrum access. Recently the company has focused on the 3.5 GHz, 6 GHz and over 95 GHz… Read more...

What motivates OTT players’ approach to spectrum?

What motivates OTT players' approach to spectrum? Who is pushing the spectrum sharing agenda? Academics and some regulators for sure, but in industry terms it is the OTT players like Google, Microsoft and Facebook;  Operators are usually lukewarm about sharing. Why? We explain in more detail in this Research Note but in… Read more...