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FCC Announces Participants in Auction 103

In a Public Notice released October 7, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the status of the 39 short-form applications for Auction 103, which is scheduled to begin on December 10, 2019. Auction 103 will offer 14,144 licenses covering some 3,400 megahertz of spectrum in the Upper 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz

Setting the Arena – The German Regulator Proposes Possible Scenarios for the Future Allocation of Mobile Broadband Frequencies

By Dr. Harm-Randolf Döpkens The German telecoms regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) is currently considering different scenarios for the future allocation of frequencies for mobile broadband services.  This initiative relates to the discussion about the 900 and 1,800 MHz frequencies that are currently used by mobile operators for their GSM networks. The current licenses for these frequencies

New Canadian Framework for 700 MHz and 2500 MHz Auctions

Industry Canada has released its Policy and Technical Framework (Framework) for the upcoming auction of spectrum in the 700 and 2500 MHz bands. Notice of the publication was published in the Official Gazette on March 24, 2012.  Back in November, when Industry Canada was seeking comments for this framework, we wrote: “the issue of how much