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Norway rethinks the role of the broadcast network
Jul 06, 2005
by Website author

Norway’s telecommunications regulator has issued a tender for a flexible frequency licence, a signal that it is moving toward a regulatory context where the network is viewed more as an electronic communications network and less as a broadcasting network. Read more...

Move towards technology neutrality
Jul 05, 2005
by Website author

A final deal has yet to be struck but it seems increasingly likely that national regulators will be allowed to licence technologies like WiMax in the 2.5 GHz IMT-2000 expansion band. Read more...

RSA: has Ofcom spun out of orbit?
Jun 27, 2005
by Website author

An explosive situation looks set to arise following the UK regulator’s plans to consider the introduction of Recognised Spectrum Access (RSA) to the satellite industry. Read more...

New study to examine barrier to spectrum trading
Jun 24, 2005
by Website author

Consultants have been appointed to find ways of ending the uncertainty about spectrum rights which many believe has hindered the development of trading in the UK. Read more...

Telecoms Strategic Review: everybody’s happy (well, nearly)
Jun 24, 2005
by Website author

The industry has greeted the final report of Ofcoms Telecoms Strategic Review with unprecedented unanimity. But does it show the limitations of the EU regulatory toolkit? Read more...

Ofcom announces beefed-up equivalence agreement
Jun 23, 2005
by Website author

Ofcom’s new regulatory settlement with UK incumbent, BT, is in line with expectations but includes amendments which address concerns expressed by the company’s competitors. Read more...

Standards setters too lax?
Jun 20, 2005
by Website author

The intellectual property rights (IPR) policies of standards organisations have long been under scrutiny but have come under the media spotlight in recent weeks. Read more...

UK government spectrum holdings review held up
Jun 15, 2005
by Website author

The first report detailing the early findings of the Spectrum Audit Review which was expected out this week has been a delayed by the few weeks. Read more...

Review of public sector spectrum delayed
Jun 15, 2005
by Website author

A consultation due out this week detailing the early findings of the Spectrum Audit Review has been postponed by a few weeks. Read more...

Terrestrial high definition television: is it a dead duck?
Jun 13, 2005
by Website author

Over the coming months PolicyTracker will be examining the key issues for next year’s Regional Radiocommunication Conference. This month we’re looking at terrestrial high definition television. Read more...