Tag: Microsoft
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...

Microsoft
May 11, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Microsoft sees significant opportunities for the use of license-exempt, lightly licensed, and shared spectrum as part of the 5G ecosystem. 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...

Microsoft (2020)
Apr 08, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

Microsoft is a staunch proponent of increased spectrum sharing in order to boost rural connectivity in the US and globally. It sees significant opportunities for the use of license-exempt, lightly licensed, and shared spectrum as part of the 5G ecosystem. Microsoft is particularly focused on sub-1 GHz TV White Space… 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...

Microsoft (2019)
Nov 04, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

Microsoft is a staunch proponent of increased spectrum sharing in order to boost rural connectivity in the US and globally. Its recent focus is on opening the US 6 GHz band to unlicensed use, making the 3700-4200 MHz band available for frequency coordinated point-to-multipoint operations, and modifying TV white space… Read more...

Smart farming, using UHF spectrum, is helping to modernise agriculture
May 11, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Decades after the "green revolution" in agriculture, the use of UHF spectrum is driving big changes in farming. Read more...