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Thailand attempts to drum up interest for 5G contest
Jun 05, 2019
by Richard Handford

Thailand’s regulator is attempting to persuade the country’s operators to bid in a forthcoming auction of 700 MHz spectrum by offering to ease the repayment burden from past contests, including a controversial one in 2015.  Read more...

ECC decisions spark more interest in 400 MHz band
Jun 03, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Demand for 400 MHz spectrum has significantly increased in the last 12 months following a couple of decisions made by Europe's Electronic Communications Committee (ECC).  Read more...

Spectrum takes centre stage in Vodafone’s Australian legal challenge
May 31, 2019
by Richard Handford

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) needs more spectrum to compete effectively with larger rivals Telstra and Optus, according to a document the company filed this week with the Federal Court of Australia.  Read more...

US regulator sells lower 26 GHz band at higher limits
May 30, 2019
by Toby Youell

The US Federal Communications Commission has sold spectrum in the 24.25–24.45 GHz and 24.75–25.25 GHz bands for $2.024 billion, the equivalent of $0.009 MHz/POP. Read more...

RSPG maps out future agenda
May 29, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

The future work programme of EU advisory body the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) was discussed at a workshop in Berlin, Germany this week, with topics ranging from climate change to the digital dividend.  Read more...

The arrival of micro operators: what can regulators expect?
May 28, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

From industrial estates to hospitals, experts believe that micro operators could be the best solution for verticals seeking tailored services.  Read more...

FCC 5G spectrum auction plans win support… with reservations
May 23, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

The US Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) plans to auction 3400 MHz of spectrum in the 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 47 GHz bands generally garnered good reviews, but stakeholders raised several key concerns.  Read more...

Europe eyes spectrum up to 24 GHz for IMT
May 22, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Plans are in their early stages but European administrations are looking at the possibility of licensing 7-24 GHz for mobile services.  Read more...

Which agenda items will give WRC-19 delegates sleepless nights?
May 20, 2019
by Toby Youell

World Radiocommunication Conferences, the renegotiations of the Radio Regulations treaty held every three to four years, are known for generating long and exhausting discussions. Which agenda items will drive the consumption of caffeine at the next conference in the autumn? Read more...

Estonian court suspends 5G auction over competition concerns
May 17, 2019
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

An Estonian court suspended the country’s 5G spectrum auction after a local ICT business alleged that the procedure breached competition rules.  Read more...

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