Tag: 600 MHz
New USA profile: country waits for a new spectrum boss
Aug 11, 2021
by Toby Youell

Unlike many countries, the head of the US regulator for commercial spectrum, the FCC, is directly appointed by the President. This means that each change of Administration results in a new Chair. The last Chair, Ajit Pai, took an energetic approach to spectrum management. He quickly implemented the 600 MHz… Read more...

United States
Aug 04, 2021
by Toby Youell

The world’s biggest economy continues to lead in spectrum policy innovation Read more...

Canada
Aug 04, 2021
by Toby Youell

Canada’s spectrum policy continues to be dominated by keeping up with spectrum assignments in the US and bolstering competition. Its last two auctions have been expensive for operators. Read more...

Hong Kong 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 850 MHz, 2.6 GHz, and 4.9 GHz
Jul 30, 2021
by Toby Youell

Communications Authority Hong Kong (CA) Read more...

Brazil
Jul 17, 2021
by Toby Youell

South America’s largest economy took a long break from spectrum auctions after its 700 MHz band award in 2014. Read more...

Eastern Caribbean consultation on updated Regional Spectrum Management Plan
Jul 12, 2021
by Toby Youell

The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), is consulting on several draft changes to its Regional Spectrum Management Plan. These would: Bring Digital Audio Broadcast Audio service allocations in line with other Region 2 administrations Revise several mobile allocations to be in line with international standards Identify a 2 x 5… Read more...

US consultation on digital wireless microphones
Jun 30, 2021
by Toby Youell

June 30, 2021: This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be published in the Federal Register here on July 1. It will be available for public comment until July 31, while reply comments are due by August 30. April 22, 2021 The FCC has agreed to issue a Notice of Proposed… Read more...

Saudi Arabia prepares for major multi-band auction
Jun 09, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

The country’s regulator CITC has proposed auctioning the 600 MHz band, 700 MHz frequencies, 1980—2010/2170—2200 MHz and 3.8—4 GHz all in one go in December 2021.  Read more...

Peru consultation on TV White Space
Jun 03, 2021
by Toby Youell

The Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has proposed to introduce secondary spectrum access to TV White Spaces at 470 - 698 MHz. The goal of its proposal is to improve rural connectivity. The proposal is available for public comment until June 10. Read more...

Saudi consultation on Spectrum Auction 2021
Jun 02, 2021
by Toby Youell

The Saudi regulator, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), has issued a consultation regarding its planned auction of the 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 1980 - 2010 / 2170 - 2200 MHz, and 3800 - 4000 MHz bands. It is also considering awarding two blocks of 2 x 5 MHz… Read more...