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EC seeks views on UHF spectrum use

The European Commission is launching a public consultation on how to use the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) spectrum (the 700 MHz) band) most effectively in the coming decades. The Commission…

BNE: UHF strategy should have DTT at its core

Following the release of draft opinions by the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) on the future of the UHF band in the EU and on the Common Policy Objectives for…

Digital UK backs Ofcom mobile spectrum opposition

Digital UK backs Ofcom mobile spectrum opposition

Digital UK – the company that manages the development and strategy of DTT and supports viewers – has welcomed UK regulator Ofcom’s stated intention to oppose the idea of allowing…

France: Strategic review for 700 MHz band

France’s comms regulator ARCEP is holding a two-month consultation on a strategic review of spectrum for ultra high-speed mobile systems. As mobile Internet traffic is increasing sharply, the consultation examines…

French 700 MHz auction set for Dec 2015

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has fixed the 700 MHz auction for December 2015, with the transfer from DTT channels to the mobile telecoms sector scheduled to take place between…

FCC spectrum auction climbs over $41bn

The current FCC spectrum auction is still climbing ever-upward. The past two days has seen another series of bids entered, and Thursday afternoon saw Round 55 take place, and add…

ECC consults on 700 MHz band

The Electronic Communications Committee (ECC), the expert group responsible for harmonising the efficient use of the radio spectrum across Europe, has agreed a draft Decision for the harmonised use of…

FCC spectrum auction rages on

The post-Thanksgiving auctions for the Federal Communications Commission’s Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-3) spectrum continues this week, and has reached Round 41 with a staggering $39.3 billion on the table.  The…

FCC auction tops $38bn

FCC auction tops $38bn

The Federal Communications Commission is celebrating Thanksgiving in the knowledge that its latest spectrum auction on November 26th had raised more than $38.1 billion. Auction round 37 saw the action…

EBU welcomes UHF band report

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has welcomed a report by the Electronic Communications Committee of the CEPT, the leading regulatory body in the field of electronic communications in Europe, which…