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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...

Google
May 11, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Google has broad interests in spectrum resources across a range of bands that are predominantly unlicensed. Read more...

How do we regulate spectrum in the stratosphere?
Nov 06, 2020
by Toby Youell

The frontiers of useful and valuable spectrum, we are told, are constantly moving upwards. A visitor from 2010, for example, might be shocked by Thai mobile operators paying $375 million for the 26 GHz band, or their South Korean counterparts paying $550 million for the 28 GHz band. The same,… 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...

New Google Research Note: Wi-Fi is the tip of the iceberg

Google is known as a Wi-Fi advocate, but its spectrum policy ambitions go much further. Cheap and ubiquitous Wi-Fi supports its internet business, led by its domination of the search market, but Google has a growing range of products which use the same bands. These include Google routers; the Nest… Read more...

Google (2020)
Apr 01, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

Google and its parent Alphabet have broad interests in spectrum resources across a range of bands that are predominantly unlicensed. Google is particularly focused on mid-band 3.5 GHz and 6 GHz and mmWave 60 GHz spectrum. Google is a strong proponent of spectrum sharing and is a Charter member of… 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...