The GSMA has hailed the outcome of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) as a "major step forward" for the telco industry, after it identified three bands for mobile broadband use.
Operators across Europe will be able to take advantage of the 700MHz band, after the ITU allocated the spectrum for a globally harmonised solution.
The GSMA has reiterated its demand that mobile operators should be given sub-700MHz spectrum, but attacked "misinformation" suggesting it is calling for an end to traditional broadcast TV.
Free Mobile and Orange were the big winners in the French 700MHz spectrum auction, which raised €2.8 billion.
The spectrum situation is becoming increasingly desperate for mobile operators as more users demand more speed for more intensive services.
Governments and regulators need to do more to support the telecoms industry by freeing up spectrum and helping with the roll out of coverage, the Rotating CEO of Huawei has claimed.
Nokia will trial Artemis Networks’s pCell tech with mobile operators as part of a new partnership between the two companies.
The GSMA has called on Asia-Pac to “align with the rest of the world” so that L-band spectrum can harmonised for mobile services.
Five operators were deemed winners in the Romanian auction of 3.4GHz and 3.8GHz spectrum, which raised more than €10 million.
T-Mobile Czech Republic is aiming to switch off its 3G network by 2020, as it looks to free up resources to feed long term data demands.
Resolving spectrum is the critical priority on the road to 5G, EE has claimed, as BT said education remains key for the nascent virtualisation market.
Ofcom is not placing a cap on spectrum purchases in its forthcoming auction, which will see public sector bandwidth freed up for mobile industry use.
Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange and SFR have been given the green light to take part in next month's auction of 700MHz spectrum.
Three UK has said that its 4G service will receive a 50 percent speed boost and improved reliability following the rollout of new spectrum.
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) are working on developing technologies that operate in white space.
Europe is no closer to agreeing how to harmonise spectrum, a European Union lawmaker has claimed.
UK regulator Ofcom has tripled the license fees for the country’s mobile operators to £199.6 million.
Mobile operators stand to miss out on $18 billion (€16 billion) by failing to properly manage their Wi-Fi assets, a new study has claimed.
Europe needs to do more to support the future use of mobile broadband in both high and low spectrum bands, the GSMA has claimed ahead of November's World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC).
France’s Free Mobile has been awarded additional spectrum by the country’s telecoms regulator.
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