New Zealand cancels 3.5 GHz 5G auction

04 June, 2020

Plans for an auction for short-term, early access rights in the 3.5 GHz band for 5G services have been shelved, to be replaced by a direct allocation process.

WBA OpenRoaming aims for one global network

29 May, 2020

The WBA OpenRoaming federation service will enable billions of devices to automatically link to millions of networks globally.

TCCA to host comms webinar series in June, July

29 May, 2020 | Supplied by: TCCA

TCCA will host a series of Critical Update webinars to convey some of the collaborative work ongoing in the critical communications arena.

Nokia achieves fast 5G with 800 MHz of spectrum

28 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Nokia Solutions and Networks Singapore Pte Ltd

5G speeds of up to 4.7 Gbps were achieved by combining eight 100 MHz channels on the 28 and 39 GHz bands, and 40 MHz of LTE spectrum.

Spectrum sharing via machine learning

28 May, 2020

A machine learning formula developed by NIST could help 5G wireless network operators efficiently share communications frequencies.

FCC announces realignment of 900 MHz band

21 May, 2020

FCC announces realignment of 900 MHz band

Private cellular networks growing in popularity

21 May, 2020

Private cellular network operators are a growing threat to traditional telcos, says tech market advisory firm ABI Research.

FCC issues order on rules for 800 MHz private LMR

20 May, 2020

The FCC has issued an Order on Reconsideration regarding technical rules for coordinating interstitial channels in the 800 MHz band.

Icom Australia appoints Technical Engineering Manager

19 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Icom Australia Pty Ltd

Icom Australia has appointed Craig Norris as its Technical Engineering Manager.

Getting the most out of spectrum resources

11 May, 2020 by Corey Weir, Chairman, RFUANZ | Supplied by: Radio Frequency Users Association of New Zealand (RFUANZ)

The RFUANZ is encouraging all users of radio spectrum to take heed of the opportunities provided by dynamic spectrum access proposals, Corey Weir writes.

Government sets objectives for 850 and 900 MHz bands

11 May, 2020

The federal government has released policy objectives for allocation of the 850 and 900 MHz bands, which aim to support 4G, 5G and a future PSMB capability.

New appointment to TCCA's CCBG

05 May, 2020

Luz Fernández del Rosal has been appointed the Vice-Chair of TCCA's Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG).

Nokia, VHA trial NR 700 MHz for 5G in Australia

05 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Nokia Solutions and Networks Singapore Pte Ltd

Nokia and Vodafone Hutchison Australia have undertaken what they say is the first live test deployment of 5G on low-band 700 MHz spectrum in the region.

Adjusting to the 'new normal'

04 May, 2020 by Hamish Duff, President, ARCIA | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

ARCIA has been assisting members and the wider industry with advocacy on licence renewal relief, membership extensions and changes to events, Hamish Duff says.

Electron effect produced with photons

29 April, 2020

Researchers have produced a synthetic Hall effect that boosts radio signal strength in one direction, while stopping and absorbing signals in the other direction.

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