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CBA promises new US-built satellites

CBA promises new US-built satellites

The C-Band Alliance (CBA), which is looking to restructure a total of 200 MHz of its frequencies over the US for 5G use, says that its members will invest in…

FCC adopts 5G auction rules

FCC adopts 5G auction rules

The FCC has taken what it describes as “ a significant step” toward holding a major 5G spectrum auction in 2019 by adopting new rules that will promote the availability…

CBA assures smaller US C-band telcos in the US 

The C-Band Alliance (CBA) says it is happy to assure its smaller regional and rural clients (that is, non-Tier 1 carriers) that capacity for their efforts to support rural broadband…

CBA: “Extraordinarily pleased” with responses

CBA: “Extraordinarily pleased” with responses

The C-Band Alliance (CBA), which supports the reallocation of some of its members’ frequencies over the US, says it is “extraordinarily pleased with the level of support shown for the…

GSMA: “Absurd conditions could harm Germany 5G investment”

The GSMA has raised concerns that the proposed terms of the upcoming 5G spectrum award in Germany from the Federal Network Agency contain unreasonable and unrealistic licence conditions that pose…

SES, Intelsat argue their C-Band case

On October 29th a 64-page document was submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and expanding considerably the C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) proposal to release 200 MHz of satellite spectrum (in…

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…