A Christmas story…
Dec 20, 2019
by Martin Sims

Firstly, a happy Christmas to you all and I hope you get at least a small break from work over the next few days. The PolicyTracker office will be closed next week and our news alerts service will be reduced over the holiday season. Secondly, this feels like a good… Read more...

Asia’s hard-fought FDD vs TDD debate
Sep 13, 2019
by Richard Handford

The discussion among regulators about which band plan to adopt for 2.6 GHz is acquiring an additional resonance in Asia as the band emerges as a potential favourite for 5G in the region.  Read more...

What are the financial implications of mobile coverage obligations?
Mar 19, 2019
by Martin Sims

Download the coverage obligations white paper Mobile coverage obligations are an increasingly important part of spectrum auctions and national connectivity strategies. This reflects the growing economic importance of mobile broadband and the patchy success of previous initiatives. In many developed nations there are no reliable voice and data services in… Read more...

Vietnam tests 5G, touts commercial launch in 2020 or 2021
Feb 01, 2019
by Richard Handford

State-owned Viettel last week became the first of the country’s operators to receive a trial 5G licence and radio frequencies, but its lofty ambitions face spectrum limitations and other obstacles.  Read more...

Commission-backed study urges harmonised timing of EU spectrum auctions
Oct 24, 2017
by Kane Mumford

As the European Council debates the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) today, a Commission-sponsored study recommends coordinated timing of awards but says member states should have autonomy over many aspects of auction design. Read more...

Viewpoint: What is wrong with the 5G vision?
Jun 09, 2016
by William Webb

The 5G vision has not been coupled with a business case, nor integrated well with the existing structure of operators and other players in the current communications environment. Read more...