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Study: Scope for UHF ‘defragmentation dividend’

Study: Scope for UHF ‘defragmentation dividend’

Digital UK, the body responsible for supporting DTT in the UK, has published a study, The defragmentation dividend – A more efficient use of the UHF band, which outlines options…

Intelsat C-band proposal gets cautious welcome from FCC

The joint Intelsat-Intel proposal to free up C-band spectrum in certain congested urban areas in the US has received a warm response from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). FCC commissioner…

ViaSat to hit Inmarsat with legal action

The FT reports that satellite operator ViaSat of California will sue Inmarsat over what ViaSat describes as “blatant misuse of [satellite] spectrum, which must stop now”. UK regulator Ofcom this…

Ofcom: 700MHz clearance on track

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published a progress update on work to clear spectrum in the 700MHz band, to make it available for mobile broadband use. In November 2014, Ofcom…

Sinclair, Nexstar agree spectrum share

In preparation for the approval of next-generation broadcast standard ATSC 3.0 by the Federal Communications Commission, as well as the implementation of national television station ‘repacking’, Sinclair Broadcast Group and…

Microsoft plans ‘White Space’ broadband strategy

Microsoft plans ‘White Space’ broadband strategy

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, has announced a strategy utilising so-called TV White Spaces spectrum – unused spectrum in the UHF television bands in the 600 MHz…

Ofcom sets rules for mobile spectrum auction

Ofcom sets rules for mobile spectrum auction

Ofcom has revealed how airwaves will be released to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband, including new measures to safeguard competition. People and businesses increasingly need reliable, high-speed mobile…

DSA supports EECC code

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) welcomes the European Commission’s proposed European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) and has suggested recommendations to ensure the Code’s spectrum provisions extend connectivity for Europe’s citizens…

FCC grants OneWeb US market access

FCC grants OneWeb US market access

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a request by WorldVu Satellites Limited, which does business as OneWeb, to access the United States satellite market. The action paves the way for…

Australia proposes broadcast and content reform package

Australia proposes broadcast and content reform package

Australia’s Government has announced a comprehensive package of reforms that it says will improve the sustainability of Australia’s free-to-air broadcasting sector, protect children from exposure to gambling advertising and support…

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