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Spectrum Auction in Iceland moves ahead in May

In October 2016, the Iceland Post and Telecom Administration (Post-og Fjarskiptastofnun or PTA) published draft rules for an electronic auction of frequencies in bands 700, 2100, and 2600 MHz. Six parties submitted comments and the terms of the auction were updated to include licenses in the 800 MHz band. In March 2017, parties were invited to submit [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Spectrum, Spectrum Auctions|0 Comments

A Perspective on Spectrum to Deploy 5G – 600MHz, 3.5GHz and mmWave

How much spectrum is required for 5G? The short answer is a lot. The detailed answer varies according to each carrier’s spectrum holdings but most carriers will need to double or more than double their spectrum holdings to offer quality 5G services. Spectrum in different bands will also be required for coverage [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Canada Newsletter, Spectrum, Spectrum Auctions|0 Comments

Comparing 5G Now Between Canada and the US – Super Hot Spots & Mobile

There were 5G announcements in 2016 in Canada but few details in terms of concrete plans from mobile carriers. Of note are technology trials completed by Bell and Nokia, conducted using 73 GHz spectrum, as well as TELUS and Huawei in Vancouver, where speeds of up to 29.3 Gbps were achieved as part of [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Canada Newsletter, Spectrum, Spectrum Auctions|0 Comments

The New CRTC Broadband Fund – Also comparing with the FCC’s market mechanism & the GO Act

The CRTC issued Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-112 on April 25, 2017 to “examine matters related to the establishment of the broadband funding regime”. The CRTC is looking for inputs regarding both the governance, evaluation criteria and functioning of this new regime as well as which organizations would be eligible to [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|c-Ahead, Canada Newsletter|0 Comments

FCC’s Landmark 600 MHz Auction Ends; No-Regrets Prices

The FCC's 600 MHz auction ended March 28, 2017 with details released shortly thereafter... Licenses were sold at a “no-regrets” price of US$0.92 per MHz-pop – more than 60% “off” compared to AWS-3 and 35% less than 700 MHz licenses. And the winners were... some of the usual suspects, but bucking US auction history, AT&T [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Spectrum, Spectrum Auctions|0 Comments

LYA is a Platinum Sponsor of the 12th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference in Brussels, Belgium: Come and Meet with Us on June 21 and 22, 2017

Conference Website

By | April 27th, 2017|Conferences|0 Comments

LYA is a Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Annual 5G Huddle in Ottawa, Canada: Come and Meet with Us on May 31st and June 1st, 2017

5G Huddle website

By | April 27th, 2017|Conferences|0 Comments

2017 Spectrum Agenda in Canada: 600 MHz and 3.5 GHz

2017 will be a busy year in Canada as ISED should launch a new consultation on the upcoming 600 MHz spectrum in anticipation of the closing of the FCC's Incentive Auction. Critical questions will need to be properly addressed including compensation for broadcasters vacating this band. Some countries in Asia-Pacific are also looking at [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|c-Ahead, Canada Newsletter|0 Comments

Broadband Deployment and Subsidies

The Canadian government, CRTC as well as the Quebec government harmonized their objectives for broadband in Canada in late 2016 and started to work "hand in hand" so to speak to continue to bridge the digital divide across the country. These programs, namely the CRTC’s new broadband fund as well as the [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|c-Ahead, Canada Newsletter|0 Comments

OTT & the Tipping Point for Canadian TV

Last November, LYA published the results of an online survey indicating that close to 70% of English Canadian respondents were subscribers to Netflix at that time. The survey also highlighted the negative feedback that could be expected for both Netflix and BDUs if a Cancon tax of the order of $1.50 monthly was added [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|c-Ahead, Canada Newsletter|0 Comments