More about "L-band"
US regulator approves Ligado’s request for L-band spectrum despite continuing opposition
Apr 22, 2020
by Dugie Standeford

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved Ligado Networks' application to roll out a low-power terrestrial network in the L-band to support 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) services.  Read more...

US regulator said to be preparing to grant Ligado spectrum for terrestrial wireless network
Nov 13, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

The saga of Ligado Networks' attempt to secure rights to 40 MHz of spectrum for a terrestrial wireless network may be edging to a conclusion.  Read more...

FAA considers sharing “3D whitespace” spectrum with drones
Oct 22, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is eyeing the potential sharing of the 960-1164 MHz L-band and 5030-5091 MHz C-band for unmanned aircraft system command-and-control links. Among other things, the concept calls for some links in the L-band to operate in "three-dimensional whitespace".  Read more...

Mobile industry insists 1427–1518 MHz will be an important band
Sep 28, 2018
by Toby Youell

Over 90 MHz was identified for IMT (mobile broadband) at WRC-15, so where are the spectrum awards? Read more...

Malta becomes latest country to release 1.5 GHz auction plan
May 31, 2017
by Kane Mumford

1.5 GHz spectrum is set to be released for supplemental downlink (SDL) by some European countries in the coming years but interest is still patchy and shared use makes it a tricky proposition. Read more...

3GPP works on LTE Broadcast as Australian operator announces trial
Mar 03, 2017
by Kane Mumford

The technology-in-search-of-a-business-model will see key requirements added that could pave the way for wider adoption. Read more...

France encourages 2.6 GHz TDD and 3.5 GHz trials ahead of auction
Apr 12, 2016
by David Yip

French regulator ARCEP is looking for organisations to conduct trials in the 2.6 GHz TDD and 3.5 GHz bands to help determine the best uses for them before an auction is held. Read more...

Rebranded LightSquared still faces barriers to wholesale network rollout
Feb 23, 2016
by Dugie Standeford

The new version of LightSquared, now called Ligado Networks, has settled its dispute with several GPS providers and is seeking spectrum licence modifications from the US regulator. But the company's effort to reinvent itself still needs buy-in from an array of federal agencies, leaving its future uncertain. Read more...

Europe decides that mobile can be deployed in L-band without ITU IMT identification
Dec 22, 2015
by Kane Mumford

It appears that the former Soviet countries' “stringent” demands in negotiations over IMT identification of 1452-1492 MHz at WRC-15 caused European negotiator CEPT to take the view that the existing ECC-decreed mobile allocation was sufficient for further technological development and did not push for for IMT identification. Read more...

Asian MCPs propose more spectrum for IMT
Nov 11, 2015
by Toby Youell

The relatively small amount of spectrum proposed to be identified for IMT (mobile broadband) by the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) at WRC-15 is being circumvented by multi-country proposals (MCPs) signed by Japan and China. Read more...