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 [...]
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 [...]
It is auction season in many countries. Where things are at in a few of them... 700 MHz - France vs. Germany Thus far, the battle for new low band spectrum in Europe has turned out to be no more than a minor scuffle, with the operators carving up the available licenses. The most recent auction [...]