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NTIA chief is still keen on sharing, leasing and dynamic protection areas
Aug 02, 2018
by Toby Youell

David Redl, the head of the agency which manages US public sector spectrum, has confirmed his intention to focus on leasing and sharing solutions which move beyond the traditional spectrum redeployment approach.  Read more...

Telefonica accused of obstructionist spectrum strategy in Guatemala
Aug 01, 2018
by Toby Youell

A research report from Canada's Scotiabank has accused Telefonica of obstructing spectrum auctions in Guatemala, contributing to a general shortage of assigned mobile spectrum in the region. Read more...

Canada reveals spectrum priorities for 2018-2022
Jul 31, 2018
by Toby Youell

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED), the government department responsible for spectrum, has published its "Spectrum Outlook", revealing its priorities for spectrum release between 2018 and 2022. Read more...

26 GHz harmonisation on the way in Europe as ECC agrees details
Jul 27, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

The Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) of Europe’s technical agency CEPT has established new emission limits for the 26 GHz band with the aim of harmonising this band in Europe for 5G before WRC-19. Read more...

Spain’s 5G auction raises over €400 million
Jul 26, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Spain’s first auction of frequencies for 5G has raised €437.65 million, leaving the big four mobile operators with roughly the same amount of 3.5 GHz spectrum. Read more...

US regulator considers “made in America” C-band reassignment plan
Jul 25, 2018
by Toby Youell

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking for comments on a joint proposal from several satellite operators to cash out of the lower portions of the 3.7–4.2 GHz band (C-band), alongside other mechanisms that could allow for more intensive use of the band. Read more...

Overly strict EMF exposure limits could hamper 4G and 5G rollout, ITU says
Jul 23, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

Radio frequency electromagnetic field exposure limits are increasingly of concern for the deployment of 4G and 5G networks, particularly where the limits are significantly higher than the guidelines set by international bodies, says a recent report from the ITU. Read more...

Philippines government opts for beauty contest to license third operator
Jul 20, 2018
by Richard Handford

After a spat between two departments, the Philippines government today decided to license a new entrant via beauty contest as it seeks to boost competition in what is arguably one of the least competitive mobile markets in the world. Read more...

Poland asks for EU help to resolve dispute with Russia over 700 MHz band
Jul 19, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Poland’s digital affairs minister Marek Zagórski says Warsaw will seek the European Commission’s support in its ongoing row with Moscow over Russia’s reluctance to release spectrum in the 700 MHz band.  Read more...

French regulator hopes to see 5G deployments by 2020
Jul 18, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

Under the 5G "roadmap" announced on 16 July, France plans to find more spectrum for 5G networks, promote the development of new uses, support the deployment of 5G infrastructure and ensure transparency and dialogue on 5G rollouts. Read more...

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