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South Korea backs unlicensed use in 6 GHz band
Jul 09, 2020
by Richard Handford

South Korea has become the latest country, following recent decisions in the US and Brazil, to open 5925—7125 MHz for unlicensed services. Read more...

India’s ailing state-backed operators to receive spectrum worth billions of dollars
Jan 17, 2020
by Richard Handford

India's government is to hand 4G spectrum to BSNL and MTNL to help them compete with privately-owned mobile operators. Read more...

WRC-19 decisions pave the way for the potential use of 26 GHz for 5G in India
Jan 09, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

India's space agency failed to get its sought-after strict limits on mmWave 5G at WRC-19, but it may get its way in its home country. Read more...

Indian Railways hopes to get valuable 700 MHz spectrum for free
Aug 02, 2019
by Richard Handford

The country’s railway operator wants frequencies in the 700 MHz band for no charge, an optimistic request in a country where spectrum is often sold for eye-watering amounts.  Read more...

Setback for Indian spectrum sale as government and regulator disagree
Jul 24, 2019
by Richard Handford

Indian regulator Trai’s refusal to reconsider the starting prices for the upcoming major auction of 4G and 5G spectrum has left the country's government considering a number of options for how to proceed.  Read more...

Indian mobile industry wary of expensive spectrum for 5G
Apr 17, 2019
by Toby Youell

Rajan Mathews, director general of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), has told PolicyTracker that the national regulator’s reserve prices for an upcoming multiband spectrum auction are “presently unviable”. Read more...

UK and India offer contrasting spectrum trading experiences
Jan 16, 2019
by Richard Handford

A deal to swap spectrum between Telefonica and Vodafone in the UK received regulatory encouragement, while India's Reliance Jio Infocomm and RCom were given the cold shoulder. However, both situations indicate trading is on the rise.  Read more...

Indian government sends mixed signals to mobile operators
Nov 16, 2018
by Richard Handford

Despite its realisation that spectrum prices must fall, the Modi government’s policies are not always kind to the country’s operators. However, supporters argue the government’s proactive agenda is encouraging the mobile industry as a whole.  Read more...

The 700 MHz band is still unavailable for mobile broadband in many Asian countries
Nov 02, 2018
by Richard Handford

Many countries across the Asia-Pacific region are still waiting to see the benefits of the digital dividend, available through the sought-after 700 MHz band.  Read more...

Indonesia demos 5G in Asian Games and targets 2022 for full launch
Aug 10, 2018
by Richard Handford

Indonesia is a huge market but its vast archipelago of islands means satellite is vitally important. The country is currently studying which bands can be used for 5G without compromising its existing services. Read more...