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End of US incentive auction will boost TV white space, says DSA
Apr 05, 2018
by Martin Sims

Interest in the technology is growing now the conclusion of US 600 MHz auction is bringing regulatory certainty, says Kalpak Gude, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, in an interview with PolicyTracker. Read more...

Mobile penetration is higher without auctions, study claims
Apr 04, 2018
by Richard Handford

The auction versus beauty contest debate is alive and well in the mobile industry as it heads towards 5G contests. Read more...

US lawmakers move to stop auction of portions of 470–512 MHz band
Apr 03, 2018
by Toby Youell

A bipartisan group of Congressmen have introduced a law that would remove the US regulator’s obligation to clear narrowband use of parts of the UHF band by public safety and industrial groups. Read more...

Satellite industry positive on inclusion in 5G
Mar 27, 2018
by Toby Youell

The satellite industry sees the mobile sector as a source of revenue growth, rather than a threat to spectrum allocations, in spite of possible future battles. Read more...

WRC-19 update: two mmWave bands emerge as 5G front runners
Mar 23, 2018
by Martin Sims

The ITU study groups are getting close to completing the final reports which will form the bedrock of the WRC-19 agreement. Some consensus is emerging, notably on 5G bands and some satellite issues, as explained in a new PolicyTracker report. Read more...

Debate over interference limits in 26 GHz heats up
Mar 22, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

A major debate is taking shape for WRC-19 over concerns that mobile use of the popular 26 GHz band for 5G could cause harmful interference to earth exploration satellites in 23.6-24 GHz. The key is to get the emissions limits right, stakeholders say, with a significant gap between proposals from… Read more...

Can machine learning prevent future interference in satellite networks?
Mar 21, 2018
by Toby Youell

Only machine learning software can prevent a dramatic rise in the number of cases of interference between new satellites, according to the head of a group of senior engineers. Read more...

Japanese mobile operators warn government over auction plans
Mar 19, 2018
by Richard Handford

NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank have cautioned against an over-reliance on bid size when making spectrum awards, as the Japanese government mulls a shake-up in frequency assignments. Read more...

US regulators appear to be climbing aboard the small cell liberalisation bandwagon, and Europe could be next
Mar 16, 2018
by Jonathan Watson

The Small Cell Forum has welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) pledge to change some of the rules that govern the deployment of small cells. Read more...

ITU-R may move to milestone approach for satellite filing for NGSOs
Mar 15, 2018
by Toby Youell

Non-geostationary orbit satellite constellations are creating challenges for traditional regulatory processes. Read more...