Tag: Spectrum auctions
Valuing the spectrum course: book now and save £200
Sep 04, 2018
by Training blog

  Putting a value on different bands is an essential skill for everyone with a professional interest in the spectrum world. This course gives an overview of the widely used approaches, using practical examples and case studies. Valuing the Spectrum is held over two days in London on 30-31 October… Read more...

Harmful spectrum pricing driven by political decisions, GSMA says
Aug 24, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Spectrum prices in developing nations are on average three times greater than in developed countries in proportion with income per capita, according to a report recently published by mobile industry association the GSMA. The association believes the figure is driven by legislative decisions rather than market forces. Read more...

Are combinatorial clock auctions losing their lustre?
May 30, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

From around 2008 to 2013, several spectrum administrations around the world chose the combinatorial clock auction (CCA) format to allocate spectrum. Fast forward just a few years, and the CCA seems to have fallen out of favour. Why? Read more...

New policy document suggests India could change its approach to auctions
May 21, 2018
by Richard Handford

The Indian government wants its National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018 to signal a move away from policies that have resulted in extremely high reserve prices and unsold frequencies in recent years. Read more...

With 600 MHz auction, Canada tries again to boost competition
Apr 20, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

Canadian plans for auctioning 600 MHz spectrum call for a significant set-aside to encourage greater competition. But set-asides have been tried in the past and have so far failed to expand the country's highly concentrated mobile market, one consultant says. Read more...

New Zealand faces dilemma in freeing up 3.5 GHz band for 5G
Apr 17, 2018
by Richard Handford

New Zealand’s government wants the occupants of 3.5 GHz to vacate the band and is considering sharing auction proceeds with them as compensation. Read more...

UK auction: operators push up 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz benchmark
Apr 06, 2018
by Mark Ballard

Ireland's 3.5 GHz auction last year demonstrated mobile operators' interest in this potential 5G band and this has been confirmed by the UK's auction results, where the price for a single block rose from £1 million to £38 million. The same auction also sold all the available  2.3 GHz lots… Read more...

Mobile penetration is higher without auctions, study claims
Apr 04, 2018
by Richard Handford

The auction versus beauty contest debate is alive and well in the mobile industry as it heads towards 5G contests. Read more...

Japanese mobile operators warn government over auction plans
Mar 19, 2018
by Richard Handford

NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank have cautioned against an over-reliance on bid size when making spectrum awards, as the Japanese government mulls a shake-up in frequency assignments. Read more...

Will South African spectrum policy change under a new administration?
Mar 14, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

Newly elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said his government intends to move forward on spectrum assignment. It's not clear yet whether that includes finalising the controversial wireless open access network. Read more...