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Casualties of switchover?
Apr 24, 2006
by Website author

The transition to digital TV is forcing the UK’s users of radio mics out of their current frequency bands and causing concern about the economic impact on the entertainment industries. Read more...

Liberalisation pioneer fails to close the legal loopholes
Apr 21, 2006
by Website author

Ten years after Guatemala spearheaded spectrum liberalisation there is still no provision for public service broadcasting, leaving dozens of community radios in a legal no man’s land. Read more...

Result of spectrum auction due within days
Apr 21, 2006
by Website author

Ofcom is expected to announce the winners of the DECT guard band auction early next week. Read more...

Can spectrum auctions save US budget deficit?
Apr 19, 2006
by Website author

The auction of 3G-compatible spectrum this summer is exciting both controversy and commercial interest. While it's unlikely to generate proportionately as much as the European 3G auctions the government is being accused of using spectrum as a cash cow. Read more...

Liberalisation means tackling the interference problem
Apr 12, 2006
by Website author

Flexible access to the radio spectrum requires all interference benchmarks to be pre-defined, argues a new book. Countries relying on self-regulation will place an unfair burden on industry says its author, Michael Whittaker. Read more...

Auction date announced, two bidders withdraw
Apr 10, 2006
by Website author

The first spectrum auction since the UK’s unitary regulator Ofcom was set up in 2003 will take place on Thursday April 20. Read more...

Forget about the politics!
Apr 05, 2006
by Website author

The millions of Euros spent on developing UWB has delivered results, says the head of the Pulsers project, but progress depends on judging the technology by its own merits. Read more...

The Commission answers PolicyTracker’s questions on 2.5 GHz
Mar 31, 2006
by Website author

The full text of the responses from InfoSoc and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding. Read more...

Commission admits defeat
Mar 31, 2006
by Website author

The European Commission has accepted that it can’t get regulators in the Radio Spectrum Committee to agree on EU-wide access to the 2.5 GHz band for technologies like WiMAX. Read more...

UK’s first mobile TV spectrum up for auction in 2007
Mar 31, 2006
by Website author

Ofcom has put forward proposals for auctioning L-band, which is expected to generate substantial interest because of the amount of spectrum available (40 MHz) and its ability to deliver mobile TV services. Read more...

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