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Outlook for 2006: broadcast spectrum
Jan 09, 2006
by Website author

Allocating the digital dividend is becoming a battleground rather than a distant dream as RRC 06 approaches and the market begins to see the possibilities offered by pan-European mobile services. Read more...

UK regulator makes spectrum a priority
Jan 09, 2006
by Website author

Ofcom has made releasing and liberalising spectrum one of its nine priorities for 2006 outlined in its Annual Plan. The first public meeting to discuss the Annual Plan is being held in London on Thurday 12 January. Read more...

The big issues for 2006
Jan 06, 2006
by Website author

PolicyTracker predicts the year will be dominated by RRC-06; the decision on technology neutrality in 2.5 GHz and the review of the Communciations Framework Directive. Read more...

Outlook for 2006: spectrum liberalisation
Jan 06, 2006
by Website author

A commitment to some form of liberalisation has moved from aberration to orthodoxy among Europe’s regulators Read more...

German regulator invites applications for broadband wireless licences
Dec 22, 2005
by Website author

The Federal Network Agency is offering licences in the 3400 to 3600 MHz band on a technology neutral basis, a move it is hailing as a “further step in achieving flexible spectrum management.” Read more...

The PolicyTracker interview: Military face £165M bill for failing to release spectrum
Dec 09, 2005
by Website author

Those sceptical about the practicalities of getting the military to give up frequencies for commercial use may take heart from the scale of the financial incentives proposed in Professor Martin Cave’s review of UK public sector spectrum. Read more...

WAPECS: prepare for the long haul
Nov 30, 2005
by Website author

The European Commission’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group has published its opinion on WAPECS but does the Radio Spectrum Committee have the guts to makes concrete progress with this new approach? Read more...

West Africa regulatory framework has potential but lacks teeth
Nov 29, 2005
by Website author

Hopes for increased stability, investment and development in West Africa are pinned to a new telecommunications regulatory framework but at the moment the agreement on the table raises more questions than answers. Read more...

First UK spectrum trades ‘any day now’
Nov 29, 2005
by Website author

Ofcom is bullish about the success of spectrum trading even though the scheme has been in place for for nearly a year without a completed ‘pure spectrum’ transaction. Read more...

Sharing is not always good for you
Nov 25, 2005
by Website author

A study into the possibility of band sharing between Ultra Wide Band devices and the Radio Astronomy Service (RAS) in the UK has concluded that more work is required. Read more...