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United Kingdom
May 17, 2022
by Richard Haas

With work still continuing on the assignment of the 26 GHz band, Ofcom's focus turns to improving local licencing regimes while looking ahead to future spectrum management issues, such as terahertz and the increasing popularity of low-earth orbit satellites. Read more...

Spectrum for private networks: overview
Apr 26, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

A growing number of regulators are moving to assign or set aside spectrum for private networks. This Research Note provides an overview of the status of spectrum earmarked for localized usage highlighting global and regional trends and setting the stage for more detailed consideration of private spectrum policy approaches that… Read more...

Planned assignment of 26 and 28 GHz spectrum for IMT– regional perspective
Jan 27, 2022
by Dianne Northfield

While many nations have assigned 26 GHz spectrum for IMT, and to a lesser degree 28 GHz, many more are planning to release spectrum in these bands in the short-to-medium term. In addition, a growing number of nations are permitting trials in these bands in part to gauge use cases… Read more...

United Kingdom (2021)
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...

The unravelling story of Huawei equipment bans
Jan 21, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

While led by the US, many nations in Europe, and to a lesser degree the Asia Pacific, have moved to ban equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Many of these actions fall short of outright bans, although measures such as strict security requirements and increased government intervention powers effectively constitute de… Read more...

International sanctions against Huawei
Jan 21, 2021
by PolicyTracker

This table shows the actions taken against Huawei in 40 countries. Read more...

Update on 7/8 GHz sharing
Jan 05, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Although the 2019 World Radio Conference did not decide to study 7 GHz and 8 GHz spectrum for identification for IMT (mobile broadband) services, the mobile industry continues to lobby for shared access to the 7125 - 7750 MHz and 7750 - 8500 MHz ranges, or parts thereof. Read more...

United Kingdom (2020)
Dec 09, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

While no major spectrum auctions have taken place during the last twelve months, UK’s regulator Ofcom has made available a significant amount of frequencies through various methods like spectrum sharing or licensed-exempt regimes. Read more...

United Kingdom (2019)
Jan 03, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

UK regulator Ofcom and the UK's four mobile network operators are actively preparing for the 5G era. Despite a series of legal challenges, Ofcom has now auctioned the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands. The 700 MHz band is due to be auctioned (lawyers permitting) by 2020. Read more...

United Kingdom
Sep 27, 2017
by Jonathan Watson

UK regulator Ofcom and the UK's four mobile network operators are actively preparing for the 5G era. However, Ofcom's plan to auction the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands could be held up by legal action. The 700 MHz band is due to be auctioned (lawyers permitting) by 2020. Read more...