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Liberaliser offers limited flexibility in emergency band
Jun 16, 2006
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Norway is inviting commercial applications for a TETRA licence which in most other European countries is allocated to the police or emergency services. Read more...

2015: RRC-06 sets date for all digital future
Jun 14, 2006
by Website author

The Regional Radiocommunications Conference of 2006 is proving to be a sensitive and complex affair but PolicyTracker has learnt that 2015 is the expected date for analogue switch off across the region. Read more...

Standards battle over RFID tags likely
Jun 13, 2006
by Website author

Tumbling costs may have caused an explosion of Radio Frequency Identification tags in recent years, but problems with international compatibility, interference and privacy remain. Read more...

Chinese authorities walk out of ballot resolution meeting
Jun 08, 2006
by Website author

Tensions are mounting at the ballot resolution meeting for the existing international WLAN security standard 8802-11 which got underway in Prague this week. Read more...

France takes the lead in GSM re-farming
Jun 06, 2006
by Website author

It is technically possible to use the GSM bands for 3G says the European regulators organisation, CEPT, but so far only France has agreed to do this and a consistent EU approach seems unlikely. Read more...

Sparks fly at RRC-06 over technology neutrality
Jun 06, 2006
by Website author

One of the central policy objectives of the European Commission is said to be coming under pressure at the Regional Radio Conference in Geneva where now, in the third week, the discussions are beginning to hot up. Read more...

Digital TV battle in Norway settled
Jun 05, 2006
by Website author

After long and hard negotiations the concession to build Norway’s new digital television network has gone to NTV (Norges Televisjon), owned jointly by the three terrestrial channels. Read more...

June editorial: The first of many battles?
Jun 02, 2006
by Website author

The June edition of PolicyTracker is now available for download and our themes this month are the WAPI standards dispute and the start of RRC-06. Read more...

Rumbles of discontent as new occupants moved into L-band
Jun 02, 2006
by Website author

Mobile TV is transforming spectrum planning in Europe as regulators seek to open up L-band, currently harmonised for terrestrial and satellite DAB. Read more...

EC tenders for radio interference regulatory models
May 31, 2006
by Website author

The European Commission has issued a tender for a study that is expected to assist in defining a possible radio interference regulatory model for the European Community. Read more...

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