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Future of UK’s planned emergency services network could be in doubt
Jun 06, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

The future of the UK's planned Emergency Services Network (ESN)–the LTE-based communications system being developed for the country's police, paramedics and fire services–could be in doubt. Read more...

mmWave 5G services to be limited and localised, EU study finds
Jun 05, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

5G services over millimetre-wave bands will be a tiny fraction of the market and have a relatively slow growth in the near future, according to a study commissioned by the EU. Read more...

5G is about opportunity not uncertainty says Commission spectrum boss
Jun 04, 2018
by Martin Sims

Regulatory planning for 5G continues apace amid industry concern about its commercial prospects, particularly in the mmWave bands. In an interview, Andreas Geiss from the European Commission told PolicyTracker that 5G's promise lies in adding new groups of business customers. Read more...

FCC to consider making the upper 26 GHz band available for 5G
Jun 01, 2018
by Toby Youell

Potential use of the band for flexible fixed and mobile use, which is a part of a new consultation paper on mmWave bands, would bring the USA in line with most other large economies. Read more...

EU to finalise Communications Code in early June
May 31, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

European Union legislators are expected to reach final agreement on the proposed European Electronic Communications Code in a "conclusive" meeting early next month, the European Commission said. Read more...

Are combinatorial clock auctions losing their lustre?
May 30, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

From around 2008 to 2013, several spectrum administrations around the world chose the combinatorial clock auction (CCA) format to allocate spectrum. Fast forward just a few years, and the CCA seems to have fallen out of favour. Why? Read more...

Mobile and satellite industries disagree on potential 37–43.5 GHz 5G tuning range
May 28, 2018
by Toby Youell

These frequencies could all use the same equipment (unlike frequencies at 24.25–29.5 GHz) and they are all are on the WRC-19 agenda for potential identification for IMT in the Radio Regulations. Read more...

New generation of non-geostationary constellations poses challenges for WRC-19
May 25, 2018
by Toby Youell

Many of the future non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite constellations that plan to provide internet connectivity to underserved areas may rely on fixed-satellite service bands where there is currently no regulatory framework for them. Read more...

FCC urges Supreme Court not to prolong spectrum discount row
May 24, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has told the country's Supreme Court to reject a petition from the Dish Network-backed firms who claim they were wrongly denied licence discounts as it could hinder ongoing proceedings. Read more...

France to trial blockchain for spectrum management
May 23, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

In what may be the first use of blockchain for spectrum management, the Agence National des Fréquences (ANFR) and start-up Blockchain Partner are preparing a limited trial of the technology using frequencies at 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and in other bands. Read more...

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