Tag: Internet of Things
Is there a viable HAPS business model?
Feb 03, 2021
by Toby Youell

One of the pleasures of reporting on spectrum is that it gives you the opportunity to see the technologies of the future. Spectrum managers were dealing with mega-constellations and 5G, or reading about them in PolicyTracker, years before they they were discussed in the mainstream press. But as well as… Read more...

Norwegian consultation on use of the 410 – 430 MHz band
Apr 17, 2020
by Toby Youell

The Norwegian regulator, Nkom, has issued a consultation about the future of the 410 - 430 MHz band. A 2 x 1.8 MHz block of the spectrum is currently unused in Norway, so Nkom wants to know if there is any demand for its allocation and assignment. Recent Europe-wide harmonisation… Read more...

Consultation on proposed unlicensed spectrum for home area networks in Qatar
Apr 23, 2019
by Toby Youell

Qatar's Communications Regulatory Authority has issued a consultation on its proposal to establish a class licence for Wireless Home Area Networks. The proposed class licence would authorise licence-exempt use of spectrum for smart devices including automated electrical home appliances and heating systems. The frequencies cited in the draft regulatory instrument… Read more...

Oman consultation on Machine-to-Machine communications and the Internet of Things
Jan 25, 2019
by Toby Youell

The Oman regulator is consulting on its policy for Machine-to-Machine communications and the Internet of Things. The consultation document includes questions on which spectrum is attractive for these services, and how it should be made available. Read more...

Internet of Things: new opportunities for the use of the 862-870, 870-876 and 915-921 MHz bands
Jun 07, 2016
by PolicyTracker

French regulator Arcep and frequency agency Anfr have launched a consultation on the use of the 862–870 MHz, 870–876 MHz and 915–921 MHz bands, which are currently reserved for the Ministry of Defence, to meet the growing needs of the Internet of Things (IoT). In its recent strategic review, Arcep identified the… Read more...

USA: the role government should play in fostering advancement in IoT
Apr 07, 2016
by PolicyTracker

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) would like comments on their consultation on the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, the regulator would like to know from interested parties what are the benefits and challenges of the IoT and what role, if any, the US government should play in… Read more...

Infrastructure vendors battle over cellular Internet of Things standard
Aug 05, 2014
by Toby Youell

Revolution or evolution? Huawei and Neul are sitting on one site of the fence with Nokia Networks and Ericsson on the other. Read more...

What spectrum will power the Internet of Things?
Mar 04, 2014
by Dugie Standeford

The Internet of Things (IoT) is happening, but the question of what spectrum it will run on is far from settled, speakers said at today's Forum Europe IoT summit in Brussels. Read more...

What regulation is needed for the Internet of Things?
Nov 29, 2012
by Catherine Viola

In our second report from this month’s 4th Annual Internet of Things Europe conference in Brussels, we focus on progress in Europe towards establishing a policy framework for the Internet of Things (IoT) and discuss how stakeholder views diverge on what policies might be needed. Read more...