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NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS HOW SPECTRUM LICENCE UNCERTAINTY JEOPARDISES MOBILE SERVICES IN LATIN AMERICA

February 19, 2014

Greater Certainty and Longevity for Spectrum Licensing is Vital for Ongoing Investment in Mobile Networks Across the Region London: The GSMA today released findings of a new report, “Licence Renewal in Latin America”, which highlights the ...

GSMA REPORT REVEALS LICENSED SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE OFFERS BEST POSSIBLE ECONOMIC BENEFIT

February 11, 2014

Spectrum Sharing Agreements for Mobile Broadband Should Not Replace the Need for Exclusive Spectrum Licensing London: The GSMA today issued a new report indicating that shared spectrum can complement but in no way replaces the need for exclusive-acces...

Ofcom's Proposed Increase in Annual Licence Fees for 900MHz and 1800MHz Spectrum Threatens UK 4G Roll-Out, Says GSMA

January 23, 2014

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding Ofcom’s proposal to increase annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands in the UK: “The GSMA is concerned that Ofcom’s...

NEW GSMA REPORT DEMONSTRATES THAT LTE AND TELEVISION SERVICES CAN COEXIST IN BRAZIL

January 17, 2014

NEW GSMA REPORT DEMONSTRATES THAT LTE AND TELEVISION SERVICES CAN COEXIST IN BRAZIL Study Outlines Mitigation Options Between LTE and ISDB-T Systems London: The GSMA today released findings of a new study from ATDI1, which examines ways to mitig...

GSMA REPORT REVEALS FULL SCOPE OF MOBILE’S IMPACT ON LATIN AMERICA’S ECONOMIES

November 19, 2013

A Transparent and Predictable Regulatory Environment is Needed to Support Future Investment and Innovation in the Region Lima, Peru: Ahead of today’s GSMA Latin America1 Plenary Meeting #40 in Peru2, the GSMA released a comprehensive assessment...

Spectrum in the News

Colombia to work towards meeting ITU spectrum goals in 2014

January 16, 2014

Colombia is to work towards meeting spectrum goals set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) during the coming year, according to a report by the country's spectrum agency ANE. The organization will conduct a study during 1Q14 to analyze the ...

Chile's leading telcos present bids for 700MHz spectrum

January 16, 2014

Chile's leading operators - Movistar, Entel and Claro - have each presented their offers for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum tender in the country, with Claro and Entel finding themselves in a tie for the attractive 30MHz block, the head of telecoms regulato...

GSMA: Spectrum availability, sustainable pricing to drive 4G in India

January 16, 2014

With government's recent policy initiatives and telcos' data thrust, the India chapter of the global GSM lobby GSMA feels that mobile networks would increasingly be able to deliver rich Internet access, and mobile data traffic would continue on its growth...

New Zealand Prepares for 4G Auction

September 26, 2013

New Zealand is the latest country to set out rules for an upcoming 4G auction, which will take place at the end of October. It will sell 700-MHz licences, with nine lots of 2x5 MHz on offer, for a reserve price of NZ$22 million ($17.6 million). The govern...

Indian Operators Hold Out for 700MHz Spectrum

September 26, 2013

Top mobile phone companies Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio Infocomm are eyeing auctions for bandwidth in the 700MHz band expected in 2014, rather than in the 1800 MHz band. The 700MHz band requires less capital expenditure to roll out servi...

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