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e.tv: “Spectrum plan will ruin our FTA business”

e.tv: “Spectrum plan will ruin our FTA business”

e.tv, the South African broadcaster and a division of eMedia Investments, says that the country’s ICASA regulator’s plans to sell off terrestrial spectrum will damage its free-to-air business. e.tv has…

FCC C-band auction extended

FCC C-band auction extended

There are evidently plenty of areas still open to bids in the FCC’s Auction 107. Indeed, news emerged on January 12th that AT&T is discussing a $14 billion bank loan…

FCC frequency auction passes $80bn

FCC frequency auction passes $80bn

Five US frequency auction bidding sessions on January 7th raised $1 billion. The gross total in the FCC’s repository now stands at $80.51 billion (€65.7bn). Some smaller telcos can expect…

More FCC auction cash for satellite operators?

The demand for the FCC’s allocation of new spectrum in its current Auction 107 has been staggering. The bids and the auction have resulted in the highest-ever payments being made…

Ofcom confirms spectrum auction bidders

Ofcom confirms spectrum auction bidders

UK comms regulator Ofcom has confirmed the companies set to take part in the upcoming spectrum auction. Ofcom is planning to release airwaves in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz…

C-band auction adds another $2bn

C-band auction adds another $2bn

If the bids registered on January 5th are a guide, then the 57 registered telcos are easing off their enthusiasm. Only $1.96 billion was entered in the five dedicated sessions…

C-band auction tops $66bn

C-band auction tops $66bn

The FCC‘s auction (Auction 107) of C-band spectrum has reached $66.4 billion (€73.1bn) in its latest round after two weeks of bidding. This easily exceeds the former record of $45…

SpaceX, OneWeb receive Australian spectrum

SpaceX and OneWeb, along with other satellite and telco operators, has been granted millimetre wave spectrum in Australia by the country’s media regulator. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)…

India to mount major spectrum auction

India to mount major spectrum auction

India’s cabinet has decided to proceed with an auction of spectrum in some key frequencies. The government will auction spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz,…

SpaceX makes plea for spectrum efficiency

SpaceX makes plea for spectrum efficiency

SpaceX’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite system is calling for regulators not to license rival broadband would-be operators who do not recognise frequency sharing. David Goldman, director of satellite & spectrum policy at…

FCC begins latest 5G spectrum auction

The Federal Communications Commission has kicked off its latest US 5G spectrum auction, making available 280 megahertz of prime mid-band spectrum in the 3.7-3.98 GHz band—a portion of the C-band.…

SES vs Intelsat C-band claim gets specific

SES vs Intelsat C-band claim gets specific

Intelsat’s bankruptcy court on December 3rd said the dispute between SES Americom and Intelsat would go to trial next June. The news coincides with a 126-page filing to Intelsat’s court…

Ofcom consults on future vision for spectrum

Ofcom consults on future vision for spectrum

Supporting innovation is at the heart of UK comms regulator Ofcom’s new vision for managing spectrum in the future. To support innovation, it wants to make it easier for organisations…

FCC readies C-band auction

Next week sees the start of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) auction of satellite C-band spectrum in the US. Satellite operators are in the process of clearing a total of…

‘Urgent’ call for more Wi-Fi spectrum

With over half of all the connections to the Internet starting or ending with Wi-Fi access and demand for broadband connectivity surging worldwide, Wi-Fi urgently needs access to the 6…

India halts ISRO/Antrix payment to Devas

Last week a US Federal Court upheld a previous verdict from the International Court of Commerce (delivered on September 14th) that India Space Research Organisation and its commercial arm Antrix…

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