PolicyTracker: the spectrum management newsletter
Martin Arend, general manager of the automaker's end-to-end architecture and technologies, has told an industry conference that dedicated spectrum would be "very, very helpful" for the development of connected cars.
An analysis produced for the European Commission (EC) has concluded that 5G rollout will cost around €56.6 billion in 2020 but will bring in around €113.1 billion per year by 2025. But one telecoms analyst questioned the study's assumptions and methodology.
Motorola has been in a unique position to develop its LTE for public services offering since it bought Airwave, which currently provides the UK's emergency services network (ESN). Under the new LTE-based system, Motorola also has a contract to certify the equipment the UK emergency services can use.
“Fibre is the future," says Matt Hancock, a minister at the UK's Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). "The market will have to lead and government will support. I want to know what we can do to support a full-fibre roll-out."
UK regulator Ofcom will continue to be involved in Europe regardless of the status of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), chief executive Sharon White says.
Johan Wibergh, chief technology officer at Vodafone, has told delegates at the Next Generation Mobile Networks conference that the industry has an enormous responsibility to make 5G work.
The two groups’ joint venture, VHA, declined to take part in the country’s 2013 700 MHz auction, blaming excessive reserve prices. It then tried to buy most of the leftover spectrum earlier this year at the original reserve price, triggering a new auction.
A report produced for the European Commission says there may not be enough spectrum to deliver the economic benefits and jobs that 5G is expected to offer, and calls for an urgent rethink of spectrum allocation and sharing principles. But one technology expert says the idea that billions of Internet of Things devices will be able to run on 5G is unrealistic.
The Italian government has agreed to a November switch-off date for regional broadcasting services that interfere with broadcasters and FM radio services in neighbouring countries.
Globalstar has been waiting for over two years for regulatory permission to roll out a terrestrial low power service (TLPS) using mobile satellite service (MSS) spectrum. Now it's pressing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act quickly, despite ongoing opposition from wireless communications providers.
28 GHz is off the table at the moment, but the Radio Spectrum Policy Group is not completely ruling out its use at a later stage.
The new president of the Philippines instigated the audit last month but the country’s competition authority faces an uphill battle in a regulatory environment which some feel has been 'captured' by the local mobile industry.
The European Commission (EC) has sent a letter to the Polish government about last year’s 800 MHz spectrum auction amid concerns that it may have infringed EU law.