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Ofcom OKs ‘TV white space’ wireless

Ofcom has given the green light for industry to harness the benefits of an ‘white space’ wireless technology, following a series of successful industry trials. Industry is already testing a…

Canadians challenge streaming service tied selling

Canadians challenge streaming service tied selling

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC, together PIAC-CAC) have filed two applications with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the CRTC), challenging the…

FCC spectrum auction breaks all records

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) auction for new spectrum that has been running in the US for the past two months closed on January 29th and broke all records. The…

​​​“EU must see bigger picture on spectrum”

Senior representatives from broadcasting, network infrastructure, trade unions and professional organisations have called on EU decision-makers to shape an ambitious industrial strategy for Europe’s creative and cultural industries. They suggest…

Keep C-band for satellite, urge operators

The cellular telephone industry is looking enviously at C-band frequencies for terrestrial use. A major international conference in Nigeria heard from Eutelsat’s CEO Michael de Rosen argue passionately that terrestrial…

Ofcom consults on ‘5G’ mobile

UK regulator Ofcom is calling on the UK telecoms industry to help lay the foundations for the UK’s next generation of wireless communications, and is seeking views on spectrum bands…

EC seeks views on UHF spectrum use

The European Commission is launching a public consultation on how to use the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) spectrum (the 700 MHz) band) most effectively in the coming decades. The Commission…

BNE: UHF strategy should have DTT at its core

Following the release of draft opinions by the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) on the future of the UHF band in the EU and on the Common Policy Objectives for…

Digital UK backs Ofcom mobile spectrum opposition

Digital UK backs Ofcom mobile spectrum opposition

Digital UK – the company that manages the development and strategy of DTT and supports viewers – has welcomed UK regulator Ofcom’s stated intention to oppose the idea of allowing…

France: Strategic review for 700 MHz band

France’s comms regulator ARCEP is holding a two-month consultation on a strategic review of spectrum for ultra high-speed mobile systems. As mobile Internet traffic is increasing sharply, the consultation examines…

French 700 MHz auction set for Dec 2015

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has fixed the 700 MHz auction for December 2015, with the transfer from DTT channels to the mobile telecoms sector scheduled to take place between…

FCC spectrum auction climbs over $41bn

The current FCC spectrum auction is still climbing ever-upward. The past two days has seen another series of bids entered, and Thursday afternoon saw Round 55 take place, and add…

ECC consults on 700 MHz band

The Electronic Communications Committee (ECC), the expert group responsible for harmonising the efficient use of the radio spectrum across Europe, has agreed a draft Decision for the harmonised use of…

FCC spectrum auction rages on

The post-Thanksgiving auctions for the Federal Communications Commission’s Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-3) spectrum continues this week, and has reached Round 41 with a staggering $39.3 billion on the table.  The…

FCC auction tops $38bn

FCC auction tops $38bn

The Federal Communications Commission is celebrating Thanksgiving in the knowledge that its latest spectrum auction on November 26th had raised more than $38.1 billion. Auction round 37 saw the action…