Tag: spectrum sharing
Oxford course 16-19 Sept: the essential spectrum policy overview
May 22, 2019
by Martin Sims

Making the best use of the airwaves requires a knowledge of several disciplines: from engineering to law and from economics to technology trends. These are all covered in our signature course, Understanding Modern Spectrum Management, held at Oxford University from 16-19 September. The trainers include internationally recognised experts, such as the… Read more...

FCC consultation on bidirectional sharing
May 02, 2019
by Toby Youell

The FCC has issued a consultation on the possibility of bidirectional sharing. This would allow for US federal government entities to access commercial spectrum bands on a shared basis across a range of short-, mid- and long-range timeframes, including during emergencies. The consultation follows the Ray Baum's Act of 2018,… Read more...

April spectrum training course: a few places remaining
Mar 20, 2019
by Training blog

Book now to reserve one of the remaining places on our  Understanding Modern Spectrum Management course being held in London on 1-4 April. It offers a full grounding in all aspects of wireless communications but also considers how 5G can deliver the maximum benefits -  download the brochure here. Themes include: Technical possibilities… Read more...

Stakeholders set out wish-list for US spectrum strategy
Feb 08, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

Network operators, wireless services providers, equipment makers, broadcasters, public safety officials and over-the-top players have told the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) what they believe a sustainable national spectrum strategy should look like. Read more...

UK regulator seeks to make spectrum sharing easier in mobile bands
Jan 31, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

UK regulator Ofcom has proposed new measures to facilitate spectrum sharing in mobile bands, authorising third parties to “exploit” unused awarded spectrum.   Read more...

Request for Comments on US Spectrum Strategy
Dec 20, 2018
by Toby Youell

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a branch of the US Department of Commerce, has issued a Request for Comments on the development of a comprehensive, long-term national spectrum strategy. This consultation forms part of a broader effort within the US Government to develop a spectrum strategy. A PolicyTracker article about these… Read more...

UK debates support for flexible spectrum use
Oct 01, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Experts in the UK have been making the case for sharing spectrum in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band to ensure that 5G networks work appropriately in all use cases, including in rural and remote areas.  Read more...

Blockchain-based spectrum sharing promising but raises difficult questions
Sep 20, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

It's too early to say whether using blockchain technology for spectrum management is better than conventional databases or is even feasible, but initial observations suggest that the decentralised coordination behind blockchains "seems like a strong fit for spectrum sharing," an academic paper argues. Read more...

South Africa opens door to spectrum liberalisation
Sep 04, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

South Africa’s telecoms ministry has published a draft amendment to the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) that places significant emphasis on spectrum issues, with changes to access policies and licensing. Read more...

RSPG to examine role of machine learning
Aug 07, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

There is growing interest in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to spectrum: Google thinks it could replace propagation modelling; a leading consultancy has described the telecoms sector as a "perfect opportunity" and AI will be one of the forthcoming study areas for the EU's spectrum advisory group.  Read more...