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Bharti closes 4G spectrum deal
August 29, 2017
Indian operator completes acquisition of Tikona Digital's shares; spectrum transfer in Rajasthan on hold pending DoT approval.
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Five things to know about DARPA’s spectrum grand challenge
August 29, 2017
DARPA seeks to support advanced spectrum sharing techniques with Spectrum Collaboration Grand Challenge
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Verizon Demos LTE Carrier Ag on CBRS Spectrum with Federated Wireless, Ericsson
August 28, 2017
The carrier on Monday said it achieved the first ever use of CBRS band 48 spectrum in an LTE-Advanced demonstration of carrier aggregation working alongside partners Federated Wireless, Ericsson, and Qualcomm.
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FCC's repacking effort may far exceed 39 months: Guggenheim
August 25, 2017
It may take much longer for wireless carriers to deploy services on their new 600 MHz spectrum than previously thought.
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EE joins legal row over UK spectrum auction, O2 calls on Ofcom to act
August 21, 2017
EE has become the latest UK operator to threaten legal action over the country's forthcoming spectrum auction, arguing the sale of 5G frequencies should be delayed and proposed spectrum cap should be ditched.
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T-Mobile Turns On First 600MHz 4G Sites
August 16, 2017
T-Mobile has turned on its first 600MHz 4G LTE sites, two months after the operator got the licenses to operate the low-band spectrum it won at auction earlier this year.
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Telefonica, America Movil score spectrum in Uruguay
August 16, 2017
Regulator reveals results of 700-MHz and AWS spectrum auction, telcos pay out in excess of US$65 million.
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Verizon activates last 10 MHz of PCS spectrum in NYC, earlier than some expected
August 7, 2017
Based on some observations, Verizon has started using its last 10 MHz of PCS spectrum in New York City for its LTE service, which BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk said is nine months earlier than the Wall Street research firm expected.
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What are common RF noise sources?
August 7, 2017
In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s inquiry on whether it should study changes in the radio frequency noise floor, a number of commenters identified common sources of RF noise and interference that they encounter.
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Senator’s proposal gets wide praise for making spectrum available for commercial use
August 2, 2017
A bipartisan effort to release more federal spectrum for commercial use is getting all kinds of praise—including from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
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Nokia embraces 3Gpp’s 5G New Radio, calls for more work on spectrum
August 1, 2017
Nokia is to start developing technology based on 3GPP's 5G New Radio for the first time and has called for governments to do more to free up low and mid-range spectrum for trials and deployments.
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Op-Ed: The FCC’s Mid-Band Spectrum Vote is Key for America’s 5G Leadership
July 31, 2017
This Thursday marks an important step in securing America’s leadership in the next-generation of wireless. The Federal Communications Commission will begin exploring how to unlock mid-band spectrum – those airwaves between 3.7 GHz and 24 GHz – to meet Americans’ mobile demands.
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O2 faces crossroads as 4G spectrum auction looms
July 27, 2017
O2 is preparing to refarm 2G spectrum in the event that legal challenges hold up the UK’s upcoming spectrum auction, its Chief Executive has said.
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Qualcomm lobbies for 5G spectrum, sets foundation with Gigabit LTE
July 24, 2017
Qualcomm is encouraged by the FCC’s continued work to make more spectrum available for Gigabit LTE and 5G, and it’s working diligently to see the first commercial launches of 5G New Radio (NR) starting in 2019.
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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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