radio spectrum regulation

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latest intelligence

Chilean regulator modifies again the schedule for the 3.5 GHz spectrum tender
27 February 24 Catalina Diaz Granados

The opening of submitted bids will take place on 21 March 2024.

The Netherlands launched its auction of the 3.5 GHz band
19 February 24 Dries Indesteege

The Netherlands started the procedure to auction 300 MHz in the 3.5 GHz band in three lots of 60 MHz and twelve lots of 10 MHz. Bidders can only bid on one of the three 60 MHz lots, and a spectrum cap limits the total amount any bidder can acquire in the band to 120 MHz.

Spectrum awards in the 5G pioneer bands in Europe
19 February 24 Dieter Kronegger

Almost all EU member states have awarded the 5G pioneer bands 700 MHz and 3.4–3.8 GHz, according to our latest European benchmarks on spectrum bands and licences in Europe

Brazilian regulator consults on spectrum bands for future awards, including possible use of 6 GHz band for IMT
16 February 24 Pedro Miranda

The Brazilian telecoms and spectrum regulator, Anatel, is consulting until 25 March 2024 on the needs and conditions for future spectrum awards for international mobile telecommunications (IMT). The regulator seeks comments on the planned spectrum use for expanding mobile services in the short to long term in multiple bands, including the 6 GHz band. Anatel expects the consultation results to help plan its awards in the next ten years.

Chilean regulator modifies the schedule of the 3.5 GHz spectrum tender
13 February 24 Catalina Diaz Granados

Under the new schedule, the opening of submitted bids will take place on 5 March 2024.

Ecuadorian regulator adjusts regulatory agenda for 2024 after consultation
08 February 24 Pedro Miranda

The Ecuadorian telecoms and spectrum regulator, Arcotel, made changes to its regulatory agenda for 2024, following public consultation, in particular adding reviews on market analysis and interconnection terms to its agenda. The agenda items also include a review of the spectrum plan and quality of service regulation, while dropping a previously planned study on the possible use of the 6 GHz band.

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