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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…

Satellite concerns over 5G decision in US

Satellite concerns over 5G decision in US

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that four terrestrial frequency bands above 24 GHz can be used for new 5G services. It sets the stage for 5G’s expansion in…

Ergen to cash in $20bn ‘spare spectrum’?

Ergen to cash in $20bn ‘spare spectrum’?

Echostar and Dish TV founder Charlie Ergen briefed some 80 media and telecoms analysts at a meeting in Denver and left them of the opinion that once this current FCC…

EU frees up 700 MHz for mobile broadband

The EU Council has adopted a general approach on a draft decision aimed at boosting broadband services. The 700 MHz band, which offers high speeds and extensive coverage, would be…

Italy seeks 700 MHz transition deferral

Italy has proposed a postponement of the deadline by when spectrum in the 700 MHz band will be made available for high speed mobile Internet services to 2022. The decision…