Tag: competition
Mobile competition in the 5G era: a white paper
May 01, 2019
by Training blog

Competition in the mobile market has always been a balancing act, but 5G may be tipping the scales. PolicyTracker's new white paper, Mobile competition in the 5G era, examines the key policy issues, including: Is more competition necessarily better? Does competition damage investment? Is there an ideal number of operators? Where do… Read more...

Mexico: competition measures for dominant players in the telecom sector
Apr 17, 2019
by admin_pt

The IFT is inviting comments for its two yearly consultation on competition measures for dominant players in the telecoms sector. This could lead to existing measures being modified or new ones being imposed.   Read more...

Does spectrum regulation need to change in the 5G era?
Jun 12, 2018
by Training blog

The first step is to decide whether 5G's characteristics merit a new approach, and this rests on two key issues: 5G will use higher frequencies with lower propagation, reducing the danger of interference Large numbers of extra base stations means deployment costs are much higher But does this mean that… Read more...

UK auction: operators push up 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz benchmark
Apr 06, 2018
by Mark Ballard

Ireland's 3.5 GHz auction last year demonstrated mobile operators' interest in this potential 5G band and this has been confirmed by the UK's auction results, where the price for a single block rose from £1 million to £38 million. The same auction also sold all the available  2.3 GHz lots… Read more...

PolicyTracker training courses for 2018
Feb 09, 2018
by Training blog

In the past decade over 600 people have attended PolicyTracker training courses and we hope you will join them this year! The list of 2018 courses is below, please click on the links for more information: Understanding Modern Spectrum Management, Central London, April 16-19 An overview of the key technical,… Read more...

Viewpoint: Why spectrum inequality is good for competition
Jun 23, 2017
by Kas Kalba

As soon as two mobile operators announce their plan to merge, the EU Competition Commissioner’s staff starts calculating how much spectrum the new entity will need to give up if the merger is to be approved. It’s like two car companies merging and being told to stop manufacturing three lines… Read more...

Three wants public to lobby UK regulator over spectrum
Nov 29, 2016
by Kane Mumford

The UK mobile operator has released a video that encourages people to urge Ofcom CEO Sharon White to take action on uneven spectrum distribution. Read more...

C-band faces 5G fragmentation issues in Europe, say vendors
Nov 28, 2016
by Kane Mumford

Senior figures at Qualcomm and Huawei have told a conference in London that making spectrum available to allow coexistence trials is one of the most important challenges facing 5G deployment. Meanwhile, Ofcom’s proposal on the UK’s C-band auction could raise 5G competition issues in the UK. Read more...

Are Brussels competition decisions hurting national mobile markets?
Aug 12, 2014
by Dugie Standeford

Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wants “European competition law with a continental spirit” to drive completion of the single telecoms market. But is this holding back the creation of true competition in national mobile markets? Read more...

Europe’s highest court backs Commission on spectrum policy
Feb 01, 2008
by Website author

The first ruling from the European Court of Justice on frequency management under the EU regulatory framework contains a strong rebuke for Italy for freezing out new entrants in the TV market. Read more...