Spectrum Policy Podcast

Our ongoing podcast series uncovers the policy debates behind the news as well as providing 101s for those new to the subject.

| Richard Haas

The PolicyTracker Spectrum Policy Podcast highlights the policy implications of new and long-term developments in a way that will be understood by the general listener as well as the experts.

Our interviewees range from PolicyTracker staff to experts from the fields of engineering, economics, academia and policy-making and like rest of our journalism and analysis we take an impartial approach.

It is an open access service – please listen below or subscribe using all the major podcast platforms.

How can spectrum policy address the climate crisis?

The IT sector is responsible for around 2% of global carbon emissions. PolicyTracker’s Managing Director Martin Sims speaks to journalist Laura Sear about what spectrum regulators are doing to address the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Satellite direct-to-device – What is it and what implications does it have for spectrum policymakers?

PolicyTracker’s Richard Haas speaks to veteran satellite consultant Tim Farrar about this new trend and considers the spectrum policy implications of re-using terrestrial mobile bands for satellite use, a controversial strategy being considered by various start-ups.

Wholesale Mobile Networks – A dying model?

Single wholesale networks (SWNs) once seemed like a great way to improve mobile coverage but regulators seem to be stepping back. We ask whether this approach has a future in the 5G era.

101: Do 5G and 6G change spectrum policy?

101: Successes and failures of spectrum liberalisation

101: Key events which shaped spectrum policy

101: What is spectrum management