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Bank: “C-band close to finish line”

Bank: “C-band close to finish line”

A report from investment bank Exane/BNPP suggests that ‘decision day’ for the C-Band Alliance (CBA) will soon hear from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with its verdict on the CBA’s…

Study: Private sale most efficient for C-Band

Study: Private sale most efficient for C-Band

Satisfying the rapid demand growth for additional commercial spectrum presents challenges the Federal Communications Commission, according to public policy issue think tank Phoenix Center. While the Federal Communications Commission has…

Who controls crucial LEO broadband spectrum?

The answer to the question is: the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), stupid!  Which technically is correct except to say that the FCC tries to act according to a set of…

“Steady” release of C-band spectrum is better for 5G

The prospects for C-band spectrum being released over the US by the C-Band Alliance (and Eutelsat) is constantly a hot topic. The CBA wants to auction 180 MHz of spectrum.…

300 MHz to be freed by FCC?

A report from analysts at New Street Research says that the FCC will rule in November on the C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) proposal to reassign 180 MHz of C-band spectrum for…

FCC’s Pai approves T-Mobile, Sprint merger

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has shared with his colleagues a draft Order that would approve, subject to conditions, the proposed $146 billion (€131bn) merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. “After…

CBA describes ACA proposals for 5G as “half-baked”

In its latest filing the C-Band Alliance (CBA) is being ultra-polite in suggesting that a submission to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by the America’s Communications Association’s Connects Coalition (ACACC)…

FCC will adopt “main lines” of CBA proposal

A comprehensive review of the US C-band segment and its restructuring prospects has been issued by Northern Sky Research (C-Band Repurposing for 5G: Impacts and Analysis). The NSR report suggests…

DSA calls for competitive access to spectrum

DSA calls for competitive access to spectrum

Competitive access to spectrum resources will result in a thriving fixed and mobile marketplace that can deliver new, innovative services, according to Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) President Martha Suárez. Speaking…

Antrix vs Devas legal case rages on

India’s Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) has already brought criminal actions against a number of former ISRO/Antrix staff in connection with alleged corruption between ISRO and Antrix. Antrix was the…

CBA partners not agreed on windfall split

Eutelsat’s CEO Rodolphe Belmer, speaking to analysts following its results announcement, said there was – as yet – no agreement between the C-Band Alliance (CBA) partners as to how –…

GSMA: Growth threatened in airwaves battle

GSMA: Growth threatened in airwaves battle

An economic report by trade body the GSMA – which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide – reveals that releasing 5G mmWave capacity will create $565 billion of economic…

South Africa spectrum policy unveiled

South Africa spectrum policy unveiled

South Africa’s communication minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has released the ministry’s long-awaited spectrum policy direction White Paper. She has passed the direction to the country’s media and communications regulator ICASA and…

T-Mobile/Sprint merger: Dish Network role

T-Mobile/Sprint merger: Dish Network role

Charlie Ergen’s DTH pay-TV Dish Network definitely has a role in the success of the T-Mobile/Sprint giant merger. Dish will pay in $5 billion for certain wireless assets, including Boost…

South Africa delays Digital Spectrum policy again

South Africa delays Digital Spectrum policy again

It seemingly comes as no surprise to locals in South Africa that once again the country’s government has delayed publication of its long-awaited Digital Spectrum plan. On June 20th, during…

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