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Chile to auction 5G spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for 5G
03 June 24 Catalina Diaz Granados

The Chilean regulator, Subtel, will auction 50 MHz of 3.5 GHz spectrum following a tie between Claro and Entel in the beauty contest phase. The auction will take place on 17 June 2024.

FCC launches team to execute US National Spectrum Strategy
30 May 24 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The US telecoms regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced the launch of its Spectrum Steering Team (SST) to execute the US National Spectrum Strategy (NSS).

The three Czech mobile network operators now hold all mobile spectrum
23 May 24 Jan Cisar

O2 Czech Republic acquired two spectrum licences from Nordic Telecom. This spectrum trade from a small competitor to a large mobile operator followed two similar spectrum acquisitions by T-Mobile and Vodafone in 2023.

Germany plans to extend mobile licences, with obligations to increase coverage and to support the new entrant 1&1
16 May 24 Dieter Kronegger

The German regulator is offering to extend licences in the 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands until the end of 2030. The three mobile network operators will have to cover 99.5% of the German territory, 99% of households in rural municipalities in each federal state and all federal roads, federal state roads and district roads.

Spectrum for local 5G networks in Europe
13 May 24 Dieter Kronegger

A redesigned Cullen International benchmark gives an overview of spectrum use by local 5G networks, for example in business parks, ports, airports or factories. EU member states apply different approaches, including local licensing schemes and sharing with national operators. Local networks use primarily the 26 GHz and 3.4–3.8 GHz bands.

Panama identifies new IMT spectrum for 5G and sets new fees for low and mid-band spectrum
07 May 24 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The Panamanian telecoms regulator, ASEP, identified new IMT spectrum for 5G mobile services. Also, it may now apply newly authorised one-off fees to additional low and medium band spectrum requests from concessionaires.

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