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FCC to Explore Use of 3.7 GHz to 24 GHz Spectrum for Mobile Broadband
July 14, 2017
The Commission is set to vote on a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) at its next meeting that would kick off an investigation into the use of spectrum between 3.7 GHz and 24 GHz for mobile broadband.
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Ofcom imposes spectrum cap on UK market, leaves Three fuming
July 11, 2017
UK regulator Ofcom has imposed caps on the levels of spectrum operators can hold, sparking fury at Three, which said the move was "a kick in the teeth for consumers" that did not go far enough.
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Arqiva buys spectrum to push ahead with 5G FWA plans
July 4, 2017
Wholesale network provider Arqiva has bolstered its spectrum holdings with a licence in the 28GHz band, as it prepares to trial a key 5G technology in the UK.
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Spectrum allocation in LatAm doesn’t support ‘basic’ 3G or LTE services
June 22, 2017
In its new paper, Analysis of ITU Spectrum Recommendations in Latin America, finds “that the spectrum shortage throughout the region will have negative consequences–for consumers, in the development of the economy and in the potential growth of the industry.”
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Federated Wireless racks up 40 trials for 3.5 GHz CBRS spectrum sharing system
June 19, 2017
Federated Wireless expects to see certification from the FCC for its 3.5 GHz CBRS product before the end of this year.
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T-Mobile to begin rollout of 600 MHz spectrum this summer, boosting tower segment
June 15, 2017
The auction enabled T-Mobile to quadruple its holdings of low-band spectrum.
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White House funds federal spectrum study
June 5, 2017
The White House is funding a team of four agencies looking to combine their surveillance radar capabilities and possibly auction off the spectrum freed up by that consolidation.
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Telenor Myanmar bags 1800-MHz spectrum for $80m
May 23, 2017
Government gives operators option to purchase additional 2x10 MHz of frequencies over next three years.
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Verizon: 'Just over 50%' of our spectrum is being used for LTE
May 17, 2017
Verizon once again said its network is living up to expectations following the carrier’s launch of unlimited-data plans. And it said it has plenty of spectrum and other assets to maintain that performance.
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Alphabet’s Access Group, Nokia among those citing 3.5 GHz progress to FCC
May 17, 2017
Momentum around the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) continues to build.
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Globalstar looks to cash in on spectrum holdings
May 15, 2017
Globalstar is reportedly exploring a potential sale, in a move which could generate interest from the country’s top mobile operators and cable companies.
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Telcel increases Mexico spectrum allocation
May 5, 2017
Mexico’s telecoms regulator cleared the purchase of 60MHz of 2.5GHz spectrum by America Movil-owned operator Telcel from broadcast company Grupo MVS.
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How T-Mobile’s Plan for Super Fast 5G Service Charts Its Own Path
May 2, 2017
T-Mobile said it is aiming to offer customers super-fast, next-generation mobile service starting in 2019.
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Cellcom 600 MHz License Wins Positions Carrier for Mobile Broadband Expansion, IoT
May 1, 2017
Regional rural wireless carrier Cellcom confirmed Friday that it was a winning bidder for seven licenses in the 600 MHz auction
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3GPP is Studying 5G NR in Unlicensed Spectrum
April 27, 2017
Summaryilable for wireless broadband use by July 2020.
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AT&T's Gig Economy Driven by Spectrum Obsession in 2017
April 25, 2017
AT&T will get access to 20MHz of low-band 700MHz nationwide spectrum to build the FirstNet network out this year.
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Turkey hosts new spectrum sharing demonstrations
April 24, 201
Vodafone Turkey and Turkcell have held separate spectrum sharing demonstrations with Huawei, as they look to boost network efficiency.
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SoftBank exploring Sprint spectrum portfolio options
April 24, 2017
SoftBank is investigating ways to cash-in on Sprint’s spectrum assets ahead of the lifting of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ban on M&A in the communications sector later this week, Bloomberg reported.
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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance urges FCC to get moving on 3.5 GHz so companies can deploy networks
April 20, 2017
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) wants the FCC to end uncertainty around the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) space and implement the three-pronged sharing framework—pronto.
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T-Mobile to launch 600 MHz spectrum support this year
April 17, 2017
T-Mobile US, which was the big spender in the Federal Communications Commission’s recently completed 600 MHz incentive auction, said it plans to put some of those low-band spectrum resources to work this year.
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TPG wins Australian spectrum, plans network launch
April 12, 2017
Vodafone Hutchison Australia and fixed-line provider TPG Internet secured blocks of 700MHz spectrum auctioned by Australian regulator ACMA, which raised a total of AUD1.5 billion ($824 million).
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Bharti Airtel acquires 4G business to expand spectrum holding in India
March 27, 2017
The Indian telco will own 30 megahertz in the 2.3 GHz band once the acquisition if fully completed.
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'Spectrum reuse' may become key to increasing capacity: MoffettNathanson
March 22, 2017
With the spectrum auction coming to an end in late April, the FCC will lift the anticollution rules, which will enable spectrum deal making. Now, wireless companies can make negotiations among themselves as well as with companies that have a significant spectrum portfolio.
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European Parliament clears 700MHz spectrum agreement
March 15, 2017
The European Parliament approved plans for coordination of the 700MHz band for wireless broadband services across the EU by 2020.
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KPN claims Netherlands spectrum policy risks 5G ‘false start’
March 14, 2017
KPN has blasted the Dutch government’s proposed spectrum policy and demanded changes, saying that the country is headed for a “false start” on 5G.
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