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Regional groups search for agreement on “the most difficult item in years” and other issues ahead of WRC-19
Nov 22, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

As part of the run-up to the next World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), representatives from the six regional preparation groups gathered in Geneva this week to discuss their current positions on each of the conference’s agenda items.  Read more...

Regulator seeks to give US the lead in new “space race”
Nov 21, 2018
by Toby Youell

US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is adopting several spectrum-related measures to help ensure US leadership in the growing space industry.  Read more...

Polish government drafts new law to overhaul spectrum management
Nov 19, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs has released a new draft telecoms law which is to introduce a number of major changes to the country’s spectrum management framework and expand the powers of the Polish regulator.  Read more...

Indian government sends mixed signals to mobile operators
Nov 16, 2018
by Richard Handford

Despite its realisation that spectrum prices must fall, the Modi government’s policies are not always kind to the country’s operators. However, supporters argue the government’s proactive agenda is encouraging the mobile industry as a whole.  Read more...

New umbrella group to support 3.6-3.8 GHz shared access model in UK
Nov 15, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Google has joined forces with UK telecoms firms to form a task force to campaign for a CBRS-like model in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band in the country.  Read more...

Pressure grows on US regulator to open up DSRC spectrum at 5850–5925 MHz
Nov 14, 2018
by Toby Youell

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a consultation on the results of the first phase of tests of spectrum sharing between Wi-Fi devices and planned Dedicated Short Range Devices (DSRC). Two FCC commissioners from opposite sides of the political spectrum think the Commission should abandon plans to share the band… Read more...

ITU plans move to “smart” headquarters in Geneva
Nov 12, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) plan to move to its new headquarters is to go ahead, subject to the approval of the ITU Council. The new building would open its doors in 2025.  Read more...

Italian regulator defends 5G auction
Nov 09, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

PolicyTracker has interviewed Antonio Nicita, commissioner of Italian regulator Agcom, about benchmarking, auction designs and the "sky-high" prices paid in Europe's latest 5G tender.  Read more...

High-frequency traders flirt with high-frequency spectrum
Nov 08, 2018
by Toby Youell

The ongoing hunt for low latency communications between financial exchanges has generated renewed interest in the technology used for shortwave broadcasting – but using the spectrum in this way appears to breach of US regulations.  Read more...

Slovenian regulator’s council proposes to sack head over 5G spectrum award
Nov 08, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

The governing council of Slovenia’s telecoms regulator AKOS has recommended that the government dismiss the agency’s director, Tanja Muha, on the grounds that she allegedly misled the council with her statements on the controversial awarding of 5G spectrum for trial use to BTC. Read more...

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