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United States
Aug 04, 2021
by Toby Youell

The world’s biggest economy continues to lead in spectrum policy innovation Read more...

France
Aug 04, 2021
by Toby Youell

France has focused its spectrum policy on supporting rapid and widespread 5G deployments Read more...

Canada
Aug 04, 2021
by Toby Youell

Canada’s spectrum policy continues to be dominated by keeping up with spectrum assignments in the US and bolstering competition. Its last two auctions have been expensive for operators. Read more...

Germany
Jul 28, 2021
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Germany completed an auction of spectrum for 5G in June 2019, generating more than €6.5 billion, and the country's regulator is currently considering to provide local players with expanded access to the 3.7 - 3.8 GHz band to enhance the technology’s roll-out. Read more...

United Kingdom
Jul 28, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

Auction procedures have been used in the UK to assign all 5G pioneer bands – with the exception of 26 GHz which remains unassigned– but spectrum sharing and local licensing dominate much of the regulator’s current and future agenda. Read more...

Satellite sector overview
Jul 21, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Satellite operators continue to lobby for adequate measures to protect incumbent services in existing bands. With a view to full integration of satellite technologies and services into emerging 5G networks and support for non-terrestrial network solutions, in recent years the satellite community has become more actively involved in ITU 5G… Read more...

EchoStar/Huges
Jul 20, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

EchoStar Corporation continues to lobby for more spectrum resources for satellite services – both fixed and mobile – and more balanced spectrum policies. It is also focused on the full integration of S-Band satellite services into emerging 5G networks and places priority on the inclusion of non-terrestrial networks in the… Read more...

Inmarsat
Jul 20, 2021
by Richard Handford

Inmarsat owns 14 geostationary (GEO) satellites operating in the L-band, Ka-band and S-band, targeting aviation, maritime, enterprise and government users. Related to its aviation business it has since 2020 been building its presence in the UAV market. Read more...

SES
Jul 20, 2021
by Richard Handford

SES is a leading satellite operator which owns more than 70 satellites in both Geostationary (GEOs) and Medium Earth Orbits (MEOs). Read more...

Brazil
Jul 17, 2021
by Toby Youell

South America’s largest economy took a long break from spectrum auctions after its 700 MHz band award in 2014. Read more...