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France moves to boost mobile coverage

France moves to boost mobile coverage

An historic agreement has been signed between the French Government, France’s Electronic Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority (Arcep) and mobile operators to accelerate mobile coverage in country’s regions. Eradicating the…

US coalition aims to eliminate digital divide

US coalition aims to eliminate digital divide

Rallying around a plan to eliminate the digital divide by 2022, a diverse group of community leaders, rural advocates and top innovators have launched of Connect Americans Now. The new…

UK targets better rail onboard connectivity

The UK Government has revealed an ambitious plan that could see train passengers benefit from a dramatic improvement in onboard mobile and Wi-Fi connections. The rapid growth of mobile data…

Cable Europe: ‘Close US-EU investment gap’

As Telecoms Ministers meet in Brussels, trade body Cable Europe is renewing calls for a regulatory framework which fosters private investment in high-speed broadband networks and improves the competitive potential…

Study: Scope for UHF ‘defragmentation dividend’

Study: Scope for UHF ‘defragmentation dividend’

Digital UK, the body responsible for supporting DTT in the UK, has published a study, The defragmentation dividend – A more efficient use of the UHF band, which outlines options…

Intelsat C-band proposal gets cautious welcome from FCC

The joint Intelsat-Intel proposal to free up C-band spectrum in certain congested urban areas in the US has received a warm response from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). FCC commissioner…

ViaSat to hit Inmarsat with legal action

The FT reports that satellite operator ViaSat of California will sue Inmarsat over what ViaSat describes as “blatant misuse of [satellite] spectrum, which must stop now”. UK regulator Ofcom this…

Ofcom: 700MHz clearance on track

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published a progress update on work to clear spectrum in the 700MHz band, to make it available for mobile broadband use. In November 2014, Ofcom…

Sinclair, Nexstar agree spectrum share

In preparation for the approval of next-generation broadcast standard ATSC 3.0 by the Federal Communications Commission, as well as the implementation of national television station ‘repacking’, Sinclair Broadcast Group and…

Microsoft plans ‘White Space’ broadband strategy

Microsoft plans ‘White Space’ broadband strategy

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, has announced a strategy utilising so-called TV White Spaces spectrum – unused spectrum in the UHF television bands in the 600 MHz…

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