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RSPG to examine role of machine learning
Aug 07, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

There is growing interest in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to spectrum: Google thinks it could replace propagation modelling; a leading consultancy has described the telecoms sector as a "perfect opportunity" and AI will be one of the forthcoming study areas for the EU's spectrum advisory group.  Read more...

Foundational standards set for Citizens Broadband Radio Service
Feb 08, 2018
by Toby Youell

The Wireless Innovation Forum has finalized the specifications for use of the 3.5 GHz band by commercial applications as part of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). Read more...

Japanese spectrum contest could herald a break with past policy
Jan 29, 2018
by Richard Handford

Japan is deciding how to award frequencies in the 1.7 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands, a process that could pave the way for a disruptive newcomer and a significant change in the country's approach to spectrum assignment. Read more...

GE backs localized area licensing at 3550–3700 MHz in US for industrial IoT
Jan 17, 2018
by Toby Youell

US industrial conglomerate General Electric has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stick to its plan of authorising the use of the 3550–3700 MHz band by census tract, rather than partial economic areas (PEAs) as proposed by mobile operators. Read more...

FCC eyes changes to CBRS rules, more mmWave spectrum for 5G
Nov 02, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

The US regulator is seeking input on several proposed changes to the rules governing priority access licenses (PALs) in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service band. It's billing the move as necessary for 5G network deployment, but some say the new rules favour big wireless carriers at the expense… Read more...

Project Loon provides connectivity in Puerto Rico
Oct 23, 2017
by Kane Mumford

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has awarded Google a licence to operate its stratospheric helium balloons in Puerto Rico, but connectivity on the 4G system is limited to text messages and some internet access.  Read more...

Deutsche Telekom not yet clear on cost of 3.4-3.8 GHz 5G networks
Oct 12, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Further trials in the 3.7 GHz band in Germany are on the way, says chief technology and innovation officer Claudia Nemat. Read more...

Prototype app can make spectrum visible
Aug 30, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

"HertzViz," an open-data app developed during a May hackathon sponsored by French spectrum regulator ANFR, makes some frequencies visible in order to help construction companies avoid blocking telecoms and internet communications with their equipment. Read more...

“Tug of war” as mobile industry claims unreformed CBRS will damage 5G
Aug 14, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

In addition to as-yet-unresolved technical issues, efforts to deploy the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the US face a split between stakeholders who want to retain current licensing rules and those who say doing so risks undermining investment in 5G. Read more...

“At some point, there will be an end to the FCC”
Aug 11, 2017
by Kane Mumford

PolicyTracker interviewed Thomas W. Hazlett, former chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and author of 'The Political Spectrum', on the public good, "revolving door" regulators and Clint Eastwood.  Read more...