More about "Austria"
Spectrum auctions are not immune to legal challenges
May 01, 2020
by Dugie Standeford

Beauty contests often end up in the courts but auctions don't, so the conventional wisdom goes. But looking more closely we find that legal action over auctions is a fairly frequent occurrence. Read more...

Deutsche Telekom
Jan 06, 2020
by Dugie Standeford

Deutsche Telekom's spectrum focus continues to be 5G, with auction gains in Germany and the U.S., and final approval for US subsidiary T-Mobile's merger with rival Sprint.  5G "will revolutionize digitization," opening the path to the Internet of Things and autonomous driving, but not unless Europe changes its spectrum policy,… Read more...

Spectrum Options for Private Industrial IoT Networks
Apr 25, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

There is no globally harmonized spectrum for IoT, and there is no indication that this situation will change. IoT spectrum considerations therefore remain in the hands of national regulators. Read more...

Jan 03, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

Austria expects to start auctioning spectrum for 5G in autumn this year. In 2018 and 2019, the plan is to award frequencies in the 700 MHz, 1500 MHz, 2100 MHz and 3.4-3.8 GHz bands. Read more...

When should merging mobile operators be required to divest spectrum?
Dec 08, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

Talk of a merger between US carriers T-Mobile and Sprint came to nothing but stimulated lots of discussion about how much spectrum they would have to give up. This made us wonder: do merging operators always have to give up spectrum? How do competition authorities decide how much divestiture is… Read more...

May 24, 2017
by Jonathan Watson

Austria went from four to three operators in 2013 when Hutchison (Three) acquired Orange. Prices for consumers have increased since then. The country held a very expensive multiband auction in 2013 and hopes to make the 700 MHz band available for LTE by 2020. Read more...