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VoIP mobiles could be target for new US spectrum tax
Mar 02, 2006
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The White House hopes to make $3.6Bn from a spectrum usage tax which seems to target WiFi or WiMAX enabled phones. We say “seems” because clarity is very hard to come by... Read more...

Editorial: the genie is out of the bottle
Mar 01, 2006
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The Cable & Wireless/Libera deal in the UK is the EU's first spectrum trade and is a powerful boost for the liberalision camp. Read more...

Regulators look set to accept compromise on 2.5 GHz
Feb 28, 2006
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With those countries firmly opposed to technology neutrality digging in their heels finding the middle ground seems the likely solution to the long running dispute over allocation of this 3G expansion band. Read more...

Indecision forces UWB developers into technologically difficult territory
Feb 24, 2006
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Continuing disagreement over the prevention of interference in the lower bands is driving developers towards the 6-9GHz bands despite the difficulties this poses for chip design. Read more...

Ofcom gives green light to EU’s first spectrum trade
Feb 24, 2006
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The first “pure spectrum” trade has gained regulatory approval heralding a new policy era for the whole of the European Union. Read more...

EU’s first spectrum trade is agreed
Feb 20, 2006
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More than a year after the UK became the first EU member state to comprehensively introduce spectrum trading the first deal has been agreed and is now awaiting regulatory approval. Read more...

First spectrum trade shows value of new policy says leading expert
Feb 20, 2006
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Professor Martin Cave, widely regarded as the founding father of spectrum trading in the UK has welcomed a ground breaking agreement between two companies to transfer their fixed wireless access licences. Read more...

Prime mobile spectrum to be auctioned in UK
Feb 17, 2006
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Ofcom, the unitary regulator set up in 2003, has announced its first spectrum auction. Read more...

UWB standards torch passes to WiMedia Alliance
Feb 16, 2006
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After the collapse of the IEEE’s efforts the WiMedia camp is now hoping that its non-proprietary approach will win the standards race. Read more...

Spot markets: a quantum leap in spectrum efficiency?
Feb 02, 2006
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The technology is already here to establish an exchange where frequencies are bought by the minute says former FCC senior technical officer Michael Marcus. He argues that these can even work in public safety bands. Read more...