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Canberra sets limits for 5G spectrum auction

13 August, 2020

Allocation limits of 1 GHz will be set for the auction of 26 GHz spectrum in 2021, to prevent monopolisation by single telcos.

UK 700 MHz, 3.6–3.8 GHz auction details updated

04 August, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Ofcom has published the results of consultations into its 5G spectrum auction rules statement and updated the expected timing for the auction.

Cambium says 20,000 of its CBRS devices are in use

30 July, 2020

Cambium Networks has announced that around 20,000 of its Citizens Broadband Radio Service devices are being used by more than 150 service providers in the US.

ARCIA responds to comms reform consultation

29 July, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

While generally supportive of the government's radio reform proposals, ARCIA has raised concerns about spectrum, compliance and enforcement issues.

Finnish Power operator granted first-of-kind licence

28 July, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Traficom has granted the country's first-ever radio licence for a local mobile network to Fortum's Loviisa Power Plant, in the frequency band 2300–2320 MHz.

Nokia claims pathway for easy 4G-to-5G upgrades

16 July, 2020

A software upgrade can transition 4G/LTE radios to 5G/NR, avoiding the need for tower climbs and streamlining the process of refarming spectrum.

Huge dynamic spectrum refarming project in India

04 June, 2020

Nokia and Vodafone Idea have completed the first phase of what they claim is the world's largest deployment of dynamic spectrum refarming.

ACCC consults on competition issues, 5G spectrum allocation

27 February, 2020

Competition issues associated with an upcoming 5G spectrum allocation are taking centre stage in the ACCC's recently opened consultation.

Ofcom to release more spectrum to meet Wi-Fi demand

20 January, 2020

Ofcom is set to release more spectrum in a bid to meet growing Wi-Fi demands, as UK households consume 315 GB of broadband data a month.

Optus makes 5G data call over 2300 MHz spectrum

13 December, 2019

Optus has established an end-to-end 5G data call over its 2300 MHz spectrum, in what the company is calling a world first.

UK opens applications for shared spectrum licences

13 December, 2019

Ofcom has begun accepting applications for its new shared spectrum licences, allowing small-scale operators to create their own wireless networks.

First 5G airwaves auctions carried out by FCC

03 June, 2019

The first high-band 5G airwaves auctions have been completed by the FCC in the US.

ACMA to reconfigure 900 MHz band

24 April, 2019

Reforms to the 890–915/935–960 MHz band (the 900 MHz band) are currently under consultation with the ACMA.

4bn LTE connections at end of 2018: Ovum

21 March, 2019

There were four billion LTE connections worldwide at the end of 2018, according to new data from Ovum.

RSM NZ February industry update

01 February, 2019

According to Radio Spectrum Management, the IoT VHF test bed from 210–220 MHz is now available for licensing.

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