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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…

US spectrum auction tops $16bn

August 24th saw Round 15 of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) wireless spectrum auction, and typically add $650 million (€575.8bn) per round as bidders upped their bids during the day…

DISH raises $3bn for spectrum buy

DISH raises $3bn for spectrum buy

Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network has raised a net $2.73 billion (€2.46bn) in new Convertible Notes, with a 3.375 per cent rate due for repayment in 2026. Dish says the funds…

EC outlaws Spain’s DSO broadcaster support

EC outlaws Spain’s DSO broadcaster support

The European Commission has found that a Spanish scheme compensating terrestrial private broadcasters for carrying out parallel broadcasting during the digitisation of the terrestrial television signal is in breach of…