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WAPECS: prepare for the long haul
Nov 30, 2005
by Website author

The European Commission’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group has published its opinion on WAPECS but does the Radio Spectrum Committee have the guts to makes concrete progress with this new approach? Read more...

West Africa regulatory framework has potential but lacks teeth
Nov 29, 2005
by Website author

Hopes for increased stability, investment and development in West Africa are pinned to a new telecommunications regulatory framework but at the moment the agreement on the table raises more questions than answers. Read more...

First UK spectrum trades ‘any day now’
Nov 29, 2005
by Website author

Ofcom is bullish about the success of spectrum trading even though the scheme has been in place for for nearly a year without a completed ‘pure spectrum’ transaction. Read more...

Sharing is not always good for you
Nov 25, 2005
by Website author

A study into the possibility of band sharing between Ultra Wide Band devices and the Radio Astronomy Service (RAS) in the UK has concluded that more work is required. Read more...

Broadcasting industry urged to reconsider spectrum policy
Nov 25, 2005
by Website author

The European economy may lose billions unless the region develops a common position on the digital dividend. Read more...

Time to play follow my leader but are the leaders up for it?
Nov 22, 2005
by Website author

Spectrum management reform has been placed centre stage in recent weeks but certain unnatural bedfellows will need to start cosying up together if the debate is to move to the next level. Read more...

The digital dividend: the battle begins
Nov 18, 2005
by Website author

The UK regulator, Ofcom, has begun the process of deciding how to allocate the spectrum released by analogue TV switch off. Read more...

How to bridge the digital divide: harmonisation or increasing competition?
Nov 17, 2005
by Website author

The debate over the licensing of GSM and WiMAX technologies has been taken a new turn this week at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis. Read more...

RSA: protection racket or greater protection
Nov 16, 2005
by Website author

Fears that Recognised Spectrum Access (RSA) will eventually be applied with a broad brush to a wide cross section of services by the UK communications regulator is causing unease in certain sectors. Read more...

Broadcast spectrum: a radical view from across the pond
Nov 11, 2005
by Website author

How to handle the unused broadcast spectrum is a puzzle being pieced together by policy makers around the world but is it time to stop paying lip service to the incumbents and impose some radical changes? Read more...

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