More about "700 MHz"
South African regulator claims it’s about to start long-awaited spectrum auction process
Jul 07, 2020
by Dugie Standeford

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) said it's preparing to publish invitations to bid for spectrum for a wholesale open access network and mobile services. Read more...

The 2G switch-off is happening faster in Asia
Jun 22, 2020
by Richard Handford

Mobile network operators (MNOs) find it "difficult, complex and expensive" to support multiple networks simultaneously, the author of a new study says, pushing 2G and 3G switch-off up the agenda. So far, Asia is in the lead. Read more...

Malaysia surprises again with U-turn on 700 MHz licences
Jun 15, 2020
by Richard Handford

The Malaysian government cancelled the award of five 5G licences in the 700 MHz band, just three weeks after announcing the winners. Read more...

China is unusual in how it uses network sharing
Jun 11, 2020
by Richard Handford

The recent 5G infrastructure deal between China Mobile and China Broadcast Network (CBN) is shaped by competition policy, while elsewhere in Asia similar agreements are more likely to result from spectrum shortages. Read more...

South African regulator gets 35 requests for temporary mobile spectrum
Apr 16, 2020
by Dugie Standeford

South Africa, which has struggled to award spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 2.3 GHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands, has now made it available on a temporary basis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

Hungary sells 5G spectrum in three bands for €362.3m
Apr 09, 2020
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Hungarian regulator NMHH has assigned three licences for 5G spectrum in the 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz and 3.6 GHz bands to Magyar Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone.  Read more...

Czech regulator proposes new rules for 5G auction
Mar 26, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

The Czech regulator CTU has launched a consultation on new rules for its 5G spectrum auction after its chief executive unexpectedly resigned last month.  Read more...

Myanmar wants to double frequencies for 4G and 5G in two years
Mar 19, 2020
by Richard Handford

Myanmar aims to have released as much IMT spectrum by the end of 2021 as Japan and South Korea, its government said in a white paper.  Read more...

Ofcom details 5G auction rules with no coverage obligations
Mar 17, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

UK regulator Ofcom has unveiled the rules for its upcoming spectrum auction, which will sell 80 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band along with the 120 MHz left in the 3.6—3.8 GHz band.  Read more...

Australian competition authority abandons bid to block mobile merger
Mar 13, 2020
by Richard Handford

Blocking a merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) and TPG would not encourage competition, according to a ruling by the Federal Court of Australia. It would lead to TPG selling its spectrum assets, possibly to a larger rival. Read more...