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Ofcom proceeds with spectrum auction

UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced the companies that have qualified to take part in its upcoming spectrum auction. Ofcom is releasing 40 MHz of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz…

Intelsat falls 12% on low forecasts

Intelsat falls 12% on low forecasts

Intelsat’s results are not that different from its two giant competitors, SES and Eutelsat. Each of the three are in for a tough year ahead with – at best –…

SES joins 5G revolution for US

SES joins 5G revolution for US

SES has accepted the merits of an Intelsat/Intel suggestion to the FCC that satellite’s valuable C-band frequencies can be shared with telcos in city areas to help boost 5G coverage.…

FCC’s Pai opposes ‘nationalised’ 5G

FCC’s Pai opposes ‘nationalised’ 5G

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has spoken in opposition to reports that the Trump administration is considering a federal takeover of portions of the country’s mobile broadband networks. A…

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…