Radio Systems > Spectrum

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.

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.

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.

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.

ACMA 5G auction ends

10 December, 2018

ACMA's 5G auction in Australia has now concluded, with four companies winning spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band.

TS and TX licence moratorium lifted in NZ

06 December, 2018

The NZ Government has removed a moratorium on new licences in the TS and TX bands.

Dense Air acquires NZ spectrum assets

21 November, 2018

Dense Air has now completed its acquisition of the 2.5 GHz Spectrum Management Rights from Blue Reach and Cayman Wireless in New Zealand.

Ofcom extends licence exemptions

13 November, 2018

New spectrum licence exemptions will be enabled and extended in the UK.

Submit your feedback on ACMA's draft FYSO

22 May, 2018

ACMA has released a draft five-year spectrum outlook (FYSO) which contains a detailed work plan for the next year, as well as spectrum management priorities.

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