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 [...]
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 [...]
On October 11, Iceland's Post and Telecom Administration (PTA) released a consultation on the draft terms for an auction of the frequency rights in the 700 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz bands. The auction will offer a total of three 2x10 MHz (60 MHz) licenses in the 700 MHz band, three 2x5 MHz (30 MHz) licenses [...]
Major hurdle for US mobile carriers to buy 100 MHz of 600 MHz spectrum. Twice as much as AWS3 bids but for twice as much spectrum.
On February 18th, IDA released its framework for an upcoming major spectrum award in Singapore later in 2016. Spectrum in the 700 MHz band, 900 MHz band as well as 2.3GHz and 2.5 GHz bands will be offered. This spectrum award in Singapore is particularly interesting as, in fact, IDA plans two separate auctions including a [...]
LYA starts 2016 with a bang at the 5th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference on February 2nd and 3rd coupled with a one-day conference on Connected Cars on February 4th. Both events will be held in Washington, D.C. The link to the detailed spectrum conference information is: https://eu-ems.com/summary.asp?event_id=278&page_id=2564. The 5th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference brings [...]
At last, Shaw Communications has jumped with both feet into mobile acquiring Wind based on a "compelling strategic rationale" to provide a full suite of services to its subscribers. In our view, and for as many years as we can recall, the marriage of cable (or fibre) broadband and mobile is key to achieve networks [...]