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FCC kicks off 5G auction

FCC kicks off 5G auction

The US Federal Communications Commission is undertaking its first-ever high-band 5G spectrum auction. Bidding is beginning on spectrum in the 28 GHz band (Auction 101), which will be followed by…

C-band over US: Windfall proposal in trouble?

The world’s two largest satellite operators, Intelsat and SES, have enjoyed considerable share-price rises largely because of the “windfall” gains expected to flow from the re-versioning of their C-band frequencies…

Spain to award spectrum for 5G in Q1 2019

The Spanish government plans to auction spectrum in the 700MHz band for 5G services in the first quarter of 2019. Currently, DTT channels are using that band, but will release…

EC warns Croatia, Netherlands over 700 MHz delay

EC warns Croatia, Netherlands over 700 MHz delay

The European Commission is to initiate proceedings against two Member States for not complying with EU spectrum rules. Two letters of formal notice will be sent to Croatia and The…

GSMA warns of 5G spectrum access risk

With one year to go to the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), the GSMA – which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide – is calling on governments to support…

Three UK £2bn 5G boost

Mobile telco Three UK has completed a number of key steps in its network improvement programme, as part of a wider £2 billion+ (€2.29bn+) infrastructure investment, in preparation for the…

CBA clarifies C-band re-versioning

CBA clarifies C-band re-versioning

The C-band Alliance (formed by Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat) is stressing that its proposed restructuring of C-band frequencies for 5G usage over the US will not exceed 180 MHz…

D-Book 11 defines UK TV requirements

The DTG, the UK’s collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, has published its D-Book 11, the only universally deployed technical standard for TV and DTT in the UK.…

Intelsat: “200 MHz today; maybe more later”

Intelsat’s CEO Stephen Spengler told analysts during its Q3 conference call that the C-band Alliance’s (CBA) plan to free up C-band capacity for the USA’s speedy adoption of 5G would…

Trump calls for sustainable spectrum strategy

Trump calls for sustainable spectrum strategy

US President Donald Trump has ordered a range of agencies to work on developing what he describes as a “balanced, forward-looking, flexible, and sustainable approach to spectrum management” as part…

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