Tag: Facebook
Canada joins growing list of countries taking unlicensed approach to 6 GHz
May 27, 2021
by Toby Youell

The Canadian government has announced its decision to make available 1200 MHz of 6 GHz spectrum for unlicensed services, joining the US, Brazil, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica and Peru who have adopted the same policy. It is a major accomplishment for advocates of unlicensed spectrum, chief among them being the OTT… Read more...

What does Big Tech want with spectrum?
May 19, 2021
by Toby Youell

Governments around the world are becoming more and more wary of Big Tech. Even the Government in their home country, the United States, is considering sweeping anti-trust rules that could even see some of them broken up. Different stakeholders attack Big Tech for different things, but one aspect of technology… Read more...

OTT players overview
May 19, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft continue to lobby for the opening of mid-band spectrum resources for unlicensed and flexible use, with varying positions on licensing rules for mmWave bands. All four OTT players are positioning, in varying degrees, to move into telecom networks markets as vendors supporting 5G, edge computing… Read more...

Facebook
May 12, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Facebook is interested in a broad range of spectrum resources across mid-band and mmWave frequency ranges. It considers that making spectrum accessible to a wide range of use cases will require it to be made available through a balance of unlicensed, lightly licensed, and licensed spectrum allocation regimes. Read more...

Facebook wants regulators to strengthen their focus on connectivity
Nov 23, 2020
by Dugie Standeford

Regulators should focus less on spectrum auctions to drive broadband availability in underserved areas and more on the economic and GDP value of accelerating connectivity, according to Facebook vice president Dan Rabinovitsj. Read more...

OTT players have a lot at stake at WRC-23
Apr 29, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

WRC-23 is likely to be more important for OTT players than any previous WRC in terms of protecting and expanding their interests in license-exempt spectrum. Facebook, Google and Microsoft are focused on unlicensed spectrum and the three will not favour IMT identifications across a range of mid-band frequency ranges that… Read more...

OTT players overview (2020)
Apr 09, 2020
by PolicyTracker

OTT players depend on cheap and ubiquitous broadband access. They promote this by campaigning for unlicensed spectrum, sharing and innovative technologies which stimulate competition or connect the developing world. Read more...

Facebook (2020)
Jan 30, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

Facebook is interested in a broad range of spectrum resource for a wide variety of use cases. WRC-19 allocated additional mmWave spectrum for High Altitude Platform stations (HAPS), a decision championed by Facebook. Facebook does not support WRC-19’s IMT identification for 66-71 GHz or WRC-23’s consideration of IMT identification for… Read more...

OTT players: a spectrum policy overview (September 2019)
Jan 22, 2020
by PolicyTracker

OTT players depend on cheap and ubiquitous broadband access. They promote this by campaigning for unlicensed spectrum, sharing and innovative technologies which stimulate competition or connect the developing world. Read more...

Facebook policy overview: HAPs, sharing and using spectrum above 95 GHz

Facebook may no longer be planning to build its own high altitude battery-powered gliders, but it remains committed to HAPS and this is the main theme of its WRC-19 lobbying. The HAPs strategy is part of the company's drive to connect the developing world and this commitment also motivates their… Read more...