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Obstacles to vital EC spectrum studies finally removed
Aug 19, 2005
by Website author

The ‘staggering bureaucracy surrounding the simplest decisions’ led to the delay of two eagerly awaited tenders for studies that are of paramount importance to future radio spectrum policy. Read more...

Can spectrum licensing breach human rights law?
Aug 18, 2005
by Website author

Some forms of wireless licensing could contravene international human rights law, according to the respected pressure group. Article 19, which campaigns for freedom of expression. Read more...

US considers allowing mobile use on planes
Aug 15, 2005
by Website author

The US is taking the lead in reviewing whether fears about plane safety and compromising the efficiency of mobile networks justify the current ban on airborne use of cell phones. Read more...

European regulators group – the new chairman’s vision
Aug 09, 2005
by Website author

In January 2006, Ofcom’s senior partner for competition and content, Kip Meek, will take the reins as Chairman of the European Regulators Group. Read more...

The many visions of spectrum reform
Aug 05, 2005
by Website author

The huge discrepancies in member states’ approach to spectrum liberalisation have been thrown into sharp relief by the German regulator. Read more...

Missing the point?
Aug 01, 2005
by Website author

New content players are concerned that extending the Television without Frontiers Directive will mean extra regulation without tackling the real problems hindering the growth of a Europe-wide e-content industry. Read more...

Africa: the challenge of regulatory independence
Jul 22, 2005
by Website author

Having looked at the regulatory picture for wireless services, PolicyTracker examines the telecoms environment, taking South Africa as a case study. Read more...

Africa: reaping the benefits of wireless technologies
Jul 20, 2005
by Website author

With the G8 summit giving new impetus to economic development in Africa PolicyTracker asks whether the regulatory environment is ready for wireless investments Read more...

Article 7: where to now?
Jul 18, 2005
by Website author

The European Commission will issue a communication in October on Article 7 procedures in what is expected to precede a detailed consultation calling for input on the review of the list of markets contained in the Recommendation on Relevant markets. Read more...

Spectrum Audit makes proposals to shift public sector thinking
Jul 08, 2005
by Website author

It's ironic that on the day the emergency services were making intensive use of their radios following the London bomb blasts the UK Spectrum Audit team released a consultation suggesting ways of making more efficient use of public sector spectrum. Read more...

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