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CommScope, Ericsson test CBRS interoperability
April 13, 2018
In a promising sign for an equipment ecosystem for Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum, CommScope and Ericsson said this week that they successfully completed interoperability testing of Ericsson’s equipment with CommScope’s Spectrum Access System.
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Vodafone forces Three to drop an extra 13 million for its preferred 3.4 GHz spectrum
April 13, 2018
Ofcom has announced the final outcome of the UK 5G spectrum auction, following the assignment stage, and Three had to pay a premium to get exactly what it wanted.
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O2 boosts LTE services in London with new 2.3 GHz spectrum, taps Arqiva for small cells
April 13, 2018
Telefónica’s O2 has launched its first 4G services in the spectrum it acquired from last week’s auction and announced a new agreement to roll out small cells in the UK’s capital.
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Vodafone claims first live test of 5G spectrum at the UKs recent 5G Auction
April 12, 2018
Vodafone has conducted the UK's first test of its newly acquired 5G spectrum, according to a company release.
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Nokia urges U.S. to hurry up and set spectrum auction calendar for 5G
March 14, 2018
Nokia says additional spectrum needs to be allocated and put into use quickly to meet the increased capacity and coverage demands of 5G.
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Sprint offers second batch of spectrum bonds
March 13, 2018
Sprint launched a second batch of spectrum-backed bonds this week, seeking to raise up to an additional $3.9 billion in cash.
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Australian government confirms 5G spectrum auction
March 12, 2018
Australia's government has confirmed that it will put 125MHz of spectrum in the 3.6GHz band up for auction later this year, as the country prepares for the roll out of 5G services.
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Dtac faces hit from further Thai auction delay
March 12, 2018
Thailand’s sale of spectrum in the 850 MHz and 1.8 GHz bands was again delayed and can’t be held until a new NBTC board takes over later this year.
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Ofcom sets date for UK 5G auction
March 12, 2018
UK regulator Ofcom said its next spectrum auction, which includes frequencies capable of carrying 5G services, will begin on 20 March 2018.
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Operator turns vendor as Elisa offers new SON solution to rivals
February 14, 2018
The Finland-based operator’s new solution focuses on closed loop automation, allowing operators to manage the traffic load on their networks through a series of algorithms and without the need for human intervention.
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FCC to consider item on bands above 95 GHz at its February meeting
February 2, 2018
The FCC will consider seeking comment on a plan to make spectrum above 95 GHz more readily accessible for new services and technologies.
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Vodafone Ukraine readies LTE launch, as Kyivstar, lifecell also bag spectrum
February 1, 2018
Vodafone Ukraine is targeting the first launch of LTE services on its network by the end of March, after securing spectrum in a recent auction.
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US needs to plan next spectrum auction now or risk ceding 5G leadership to other nations
January 30, 2018
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel is not buying the argument that the U.S. can’t hold another major spectrum auction until a financial banking issue gets settled.
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Qatar regulator readies 5G spectrum for trials
January 29, 2018
Qatar’s regulator detailed plans to allocate spectrum in proposed 5G frequency bands for operator tests in a bid to enable commercial launches in late 2018 or early 2019.
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AT&T to lose hundreds of 5G millimeter wave spectrum licenses as part of FCC/Fiber Tower settlement
January 29, 2018
The FCC announced a settlement with AT&T’s FiberTower that involves the company returning hundreds of millimeter wave spectrum licenses to the agency.
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Zimbabwe watchdog bemoans lack of spectrum
January 26, 2018
Zimbabwe’s regulator is unable to licence any new entrants in the mobile sector due the scarcity of available spectrum.
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T-Mobile presses for mmWave auction in 2018, says major carriers already acquiring significant holdings
January 25, 2018
High-band spectrum clearly is in high demand as the FCC collects comments on how to manage spectrum above 24 GHz.
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FCC Should Adopt Procompetitive Proposals in Spectrum Frontiers Proceeding
January 23, 2018
Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA) encouraged the FCC to adopt proposals in the Spectrum Frontiers proceeding that will foster innovation and investment by all carriers in high-band, millimeter wave (“mmW”) spectrum.
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Sprint teams up with Cox to boost spectrum with fiber
January 18, 2018
Sprint and Cox Communications today announced a new multi-year business agreement designed to strengthen each company.
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Ofcom goes ahead with the 5G spectrum auction as Three appeals
January 18, 2018
Ofcom is pushing on with its auction of valuable spectrum after fending off court action from Three and EE.
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DAS supports CBRS and LAA
January 17, 2018
Advanced RF Technologies says it is the first distributed antenna systems provider to launch support for the 3.5 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum bands.
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Vodafone turkey deploys dynamic spectrum sharing in Turkey
January 16, 2018
Vodafone has demonstrated dynamic spectrum sharing between 2G and LTE in the 900MHz band on its commercial network in Turkey.
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AT&T looks to sell some 600 MHz Licenses
January 12, 2018
AT&T is seeking federal approval sell 16 of its licenses in the 600 MHz band to a Florida firm.
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Huawei Helps Bharti Airtel Deploy GSM, UMTS & LTE on 900MHz Band
January 10, 2018
In a global first, Bharti Airtel has successfully deployed three radio technologies (GSM, UMTS, LTE) on the 900MHz band.
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Proximus to boost Belgian LoRa network in 2018
January 8, 2018

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