More about "OTT players"
OTT players overview
Jun 16, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

Amazon, Meta (née Facebook), Google and Microsoft continue to focus on unlicensed spectrum but their interest in licensed spectrum—for both wireless and satellite communications—is growing. Read more...

Microsoft
Jun 16, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

In 2022, Microsoft is continuing its march into both the 5G (and private 5G) and telco spaces. In addition to its long-standing support for unlicensed spectrum and spectrum sharing, Microsoft has upped its stakes in the satellite sector meaning that its interest in spectrum availability for satellite operators also becomes… Read more...

Google
Jun 16, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

Google has extensive experience in cloud-based spectrum sharing in the CBRS 3.5 GHz band and is now positioned as an Automated Frequency Coordination System Operator in the 6 GHz band in the US. It is a key supporter of unlicensed mid-band spectrum, along with unlicensed 60 GHz. Read more...

Meta (née Facebook)
Jun 16, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, is a key supporter of unlicensed spectrum, notably in the 6 GHz and 60 GHz bands, and a leading force in the Open RAN sector. Read more...

Amazon
Jun 16, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

Amazon is increasingly active in both the mobile and satellite ecosystems. Notably, it plans to more than double its Kuiper satellite fleet to deliver broadband connectivity around the world. It is also directly positioning itself to provide private 5G, initially using unlicensed 3.5 GHz spectrum in the US. Read more...

OTT players overview (2021)
May 19, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft continue to lobby for the opening of mid-band spectrum resources for unlicensed and flexible use, with varying positions on licensing rules for mmWave bands. All four OTT players are positioning, in varying degrees, to move into telecom networks markets as vendors supporting 5G, edge computing… Read more...

OTT players have a lot at stake at WRC-23
Apr 29, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

WRC-23 is likely to be more important for OTT players than any previous WRC in terms of protecting and expanding their interests in license-exempt spectrum. Facebook, Google and Microsoft are focused on unlicensed spectrum and the three will not favour IMT identifications across a range of mid-band frequency ranges that… Read more...

OTT players overview (2020)
Apr 09, 2020
by PolicyTracker

OTT players depend on cheap and ubiquitous broadband access. They promote this by campaigning for unlicensed spectrum, sharing and innovative technologies which stimulate competition or connect the developing world. Read more...

OTT players: a spectrum policy overview (September 2019)
Jan 22, 2020
by PolicyTracker

OTT players depend on cheap and ubiquitous broadband access. They promote this by campaigning for unlicensed spectrum, sharing and innovative technologies which stimulate competition or connect the developing world. Read more...