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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…

US TV could reap billions from spectrum auction

According to S&P Global Market Intelligence estimates, a group of 12 US companies could generate almost $7 billion in an 84 MHz clearing scenario, or up to $13 billion in…

Ofcom consults on 700 MHz clearance

In November 2014, UK comms regulator Ofcom decided that the 700 MHz spectrum band – which currently houses digital terrestrial television (DTT) and wireless microphones used for programme making and…

Arrests made in pirated STB operation

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Unit (PIPCU) has been involved in a day of action to disrupt the sale of set-top boxes which have been illegally modified to…

Ofcom targets 2020 700 MHz clearance

Ofcom targets 2020 700 MHz clearance

UK comms regulator Ofcom is consulting on proposals to make use of 25 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band – known as the ‘centre gap’ – for mobile…

Italy wants more time to give up 700 MHz band

Italy is seeking more time for broadcasters to give over the 700 MHz frequency band for mobile broadband use. In its opinion on the European Commission’s proposal for the use…