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Broadcasters welcome European spectrum commitments

Broadcast Networks Europe (BNE) – the trade organisation for terrestrial broadcast network operators for radio and TV in Europe – has welcomed the key commitments in favour of terrestrial broadcasting…

European agreement on 700 MHz usage

European agreement on 700 MHz usage

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have agreed on how to coordinate the use of the 700 MHz band to bring mobile Internet services to all Europeans and…

GSMA calls for investment ‘step change’

GSMA calls for investment ‘step change’

At a meeting of the EC’s Telecoms Council, mobile industry trade body the GSMA has called on Ministers to commit to the rapid adoption of the telecoms regulatory framework reforms…

Italy switches off TV pirates

Italy has been plagued for more than 10 years by dozens of unlicensed Italian pirate broadcasters. Indeed, they have been on air for so long that they have become part…

Rivals call for curb on BT’s mobile dominance

Rivals call for curb on BT’s mobile dominance

A new campaign is calling on UK consumers to join the fight to ensure more choice and better quality in the mobile sector and curb BT’s dominance. Three UK, TalkTalk,…

Ofcom outlines rules for mobile spectrum auction

Ofcom outlines rules for mobile spectrum auction

UK comms regulator Ofcom has set out plans to release valuable new airwaves to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband. Next year, Ofcom will auction 190 MHz of spectrum…

BCG report calls for inclusive Gigabit Society

ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading providers of digital communications and services, has presented a new report on “Building the gigabit society: an inclusive path toward its realisation”, prepared by…

Telia criticises spectrum auction cancellation

Swedish telco Telia has criticised the decision by the national regulator PTS to discontinue the on-going auction of frequencies in the 700 Mhz band for mobile broadband, suggesting it was…

Report: How 5G will launch in UK

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) has launched a report on the critical success factors for deployment of 5G in the UK. The report prepared by Analysys Mason on behalf…

FCC spectrum auction fails at $23bn

The US auction of 100 megahertz of spectrum in the 600 MHz band has abruptly ended, with the FCC saying the auction had failed to meet the required conditions. Unsaid…