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Spectrum policies for drones need careful consideration

13 October 2017

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Mobile networks can play a vital role in realising the socioeconomic benefits of drones. But these benefits can only be achieved if regulators remove barriers to using mobile connectivity. Drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are becoming increasingly popular. …


Intelligent transport success depends on spectrum policies

11 October 2017

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Mobile networks have the potential to help transform the efficiency, comfort, safety and environmental impact of road transport. But the success of mobile in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is dependent on a supportive regulatory framework. A new policy position paper …


Lessons from European spectrum pricing

04 October 2017

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The GSMA’s “Effective Spectrum Pricing in Europe” report highlights good and bad practice by policymakers. For governments that want to help deliver affordable, high quality mobile broadband services there are valuable lessons. This report follows the global study published earlier this year …


Spectrum pricing – success in 10 steps

02 October 2017

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The main goal of governments around the world should be to get the most out of its mobile spectrum resources. To help, the GSMA has developed ten positions on the importance of fair spectrum pricing. The issue of getting spectrum …


The GSMA WRC Series – getting ready for 2019

19 September 2017

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To keep up with demands for higher speeds and better coverage mobile operators need more spectrum. Whether they get it or not, is in part based on decisions made at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC). An event the GSMA WRC …

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Making the 3.5 GHz range more 5G-friendly in the U.S.

07 September 2017

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For operators to be able to keep up with growing data and coverage demands new spectrum for mobile broadband is needed. The 3.5 GHz IMT range has become a primary contender for underpinning the first 5G networks. Expanding and making …


Improving rural connectivity in Southeast Asia

23 August 2017

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Closing the digital divide is a high priority for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It is key to the association’s plan to provide affordable rural connectivity. Mobile broadband has grown significantly in the past few years. In part, …


The risks associated with Wholesale Open Access Networks

07 August 2017

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Wholesale Open Access Networks are perhaps not the solution that is claimed. The goals are often ambitious when governments want to build a single wholesale network (SWN) or a wholesale open access network (WOAN) instead of relying upon competing mobile …


MWC Shanghai event highlights 5G collaboration

20 July 2017

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For the second year running, the GSMA’s spectrum team organised the “5G Spectrum and Policy Forum” at MWC Shanghai. This year it attracted almost 150 people, underscoring 5G momentum in Asia. Representatives from regulators, mobile operators and vendors highlighted the …


Policies for 5G and the Gigabit Society

20 June 2017

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Europe is at a crossroads. With 5G comes an opportunity to empower citizens and businesses using widespread ultra-fast connectivity. The mobile industry is ready to step up and deliver 5G and the Gigabit Society. But they can’t do it on …


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