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Spectrum management and policy e-book now available for download

In the past few months we have tried to explain how spectrum management and policy has evolved in the past 100 years, why some approaches have become dominant and set out today's "hot button" policy issues. The result is our new e-book: Spectrum management and policy which is now available for download. It… Read more...

10 days to go to WRC-19
Oct 18, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

The man who will be running the show at WRC-19, Amr Badawi, says he is looking forward to a few weeks of sun, sand, sea and spectrum in Sharm El Sheikh. There are now just 10 days to go until it all gets underway. PolicyTracker's very own Manuel Marti will… Read more...

5G verticals
Oct 11, 2019
by Toby Youell

This year we have published a six-section “Spectrum 101” that sets out the fundamentals of modern spectrum management. This week we turn out attention to 5G verticals - the idea that the next generation of mobile networks will focus on industrial applications, rather than the mass consumer market. This widespread… Read more...

Our take on 5G spectrum
Oct 04, 2019
by Toby Youell

This autumn we are publishing a six-section "Spectrum 101" that sets out the fundamentals of modern spectrum management. This week we put the focus on 5G. Our note summarises global approaches to making spectrum available for the emerging mobile technology. Our take is that the current 4G low- and mid-bands… Read more...

Spectrum auctions: a rise and partial fall?
Sep 20, 2019
by Toby Youell

At PolicyTracker we regularly publish research reports on current spectrum topics. But this autumn, we are also revisiting core tenets of spectrum management in a six-section "Spectrum 101". This week we are looking at spectrum assignments; specifically the rise and partial fall of spectrum auctions. Our take is that the 1990s and… Read more...

What is spectrum management?
Jun 07, 2019
by Martin Sims

Our Weekly Spectrum Briefing usually talks about a current policy issue but recently we have been going back to basics, reconsidering some fundamental questions. The first being what is spectrum management? Surprisingly, national regulators rarely give definitions, so we are suggesting our own. We argue that spectrum management is controlling the… Read more...