More about "United Kingdom"
Brexit change to radio equipment certification mark riles device makers
Feb 22, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

UK makers and distributors of radio equipment must soon use the "UKCA" mark on their products,  a change the industry says will add unnecessary costs. Read more...

UK auction: operators push up 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz benchmark
Apr 06, 2018
by Mark Ballard

Ireland's 3.5 GHz auction last year demonstrated mobile operators' interest in this potential 5G band and this has been confirmed by the UK's auction results, where the price for a single block rose from £1 million to £38 million. The same auction also sold all the available  2.3 GHz lots… Read more...

Mobile operators attend 28 GHz band meeting for the first time
Mar 07, 2018
by Richard Handford

Operators from countries such as South Korea, Japan and the US attended a meeting held by a group that backs 28 GHz for the first time. Mexico’s regulator was also represented. Read more...

BT/EE drops call for release of entire 3.4-3.8 GHz band from auction legal challenge
Sep 25, 2017
by Kane Mumford

The UK operator BT/EE has joined the legal battle against the spectrum regulator, Ofcom, seeking a judicial review of its decision on the upcoming auction of 3.4-3.6 GHz that will be heard in tandem with its rival Three’s case against the regulator over the same auction. Read more...

Don’t drag your feet over litigation, Ofcom tells MNOs
Sep 05, 2017
by Kane Mumford

The regulator told PolicyTracker it is not currently considering releasing 2.3 GHz ahead of the eventual release of 3.4 GHz, as requested by O2. Read more...

UK operator demands major changes to 5G spectrum auction
Aug 22, 2017
by Kane Mumford

As BT/EE threatens to join rival operator Three in launching a legal challenge to the auction plan, PolicyTracker has learned that BT/EE's chief executive asked the head of UK regulator Ofcom to release the entire 3.4-3.8 GHz band as early as next year. Read more...

UK operator denies challenge to auction rules will delay 5G rollout
Aug 09, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Three UK will seek a judicial review in the UK High Court of the competition rules Ofcom set for the upcoming spectrum auction. A ruling is not expected until early 2018, but the operator said the process would not affect deployment of commercial 5G services. Read more...

UK regulator considering licence-exempt access at 26 GHz
Jul 31, 2017
by Kane Mumford

  Ofcom also supports truncating the 66-76 GHz band to focus on 66-71 GHz for international 5G study and setting the same technical conditions for the three bands falling within 37-43.5 GHz. Read more...

UK industry body split over 28 GHz
Jul 13, 2017
by Kane Mumford

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum’s mobile industry members say 5G deployment should be focused on globally harmonised bands but also think mobile services could be deployed at 28, 32 and 40 GHz. Read more...

UK operator declines to rule out legal action over regulator’s 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz auction plan
Jul 11, 2017
by Kane Mumford

UK mobile operator Three told PolicyTracker that it was considering its options with regard to Ofcom’s latest proposals on the upcoming auction of 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz spectrum. Read more...