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Ofcom announces beefed-up equivalence agreement
Jun 23, 2005
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Ofcom’s new regulatory settlement with UK incumbent, BT, is in line with expectations but includes amendments which address concerns expressed by the company’s competitors. Read more...

Standards setters too lax?
Jun 20, 2005
by Website author

The intellectual property rights (IPR) policies of standards organisations have long been under scrutiny but have come under the media spotlight in recent weeks. Read more...

UK government spectrum holdings review held up
Jun 15, 2005
by Website author

The first report detailing the early findings of the Spectrum Audit Review which was expected out this week has been a delayed by the few weeks. Read more...

Review of public sector spectrum delayed
Jun 15, 2005
by Website author

A consultation due out this week detailing the early findings of the Spectrum Audit Review has been postponed by a few weeks. Read more...

Terrestrial high definition television: is it a dead duck?
Jun 13, 2005
by Website author

Over the coming months PolicyTracker will be examining the key issues for next year’s Regional Radiocommunication Conference. This month we’re looking at terrestrial high definition television. Read more...

Parliament throws off blanket measures for data retention
Jun 10, 2005
by Website author

The European Parliament's rejection of a proposal by four influential member states to introduce an EU-wide system for the retention of electronic traffic data this week has received a mixed response. Read more...

French mobile operators win reprieve
May 31, 2005
by Website author

ART has agreed to hold back from imposing SMP obligations in the mobile sector until it analyses the impact of MVNOs. Read more...

European Commission sharpens teeth
May 26, 2005
by Website author

It has been called an elaborate chess game between the European Commission and the German authorities and the prelude to the big battle on mobile call termination rates but is this really the underlying subtext? Read more...

Countdown to digital switchover begins
May 25, 2005
by Website author

The European Commission (EC) is calling for a coordinated but flexible approach to digital switchover, which will make maximum use of the spectrum released after the analogue signal is turned off. Read more...

If interference from PLT is a given, is finding a solution worth the effort?
May 24, 2005
by Website author

The BBC has conducted a number of experiments that have confirmed that if powerline transmission (PLT) is used in the same spectrum as a radio service, interference and conflict is inevitable. Read more...

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