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US appeals court backs FCC’s order to allow unlicensed use of the 6 GHz band
06 January 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

An appeals court in Washington confirmed the order of the FCC opening the 6 GHz band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use.

Romanian auction sells 70 MHz of spectrum at reserve prices
26 November 21 Armen Ghalumyan

Only two bidders participated in the auction of spectrum in the 800 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.4–3.8 GHz bands. RCS&RDS (Digi) and Invite Systems acquired 70 MHz at reserve prices and will pay a total of €43.4m. 125 MHz still remain available after this auction.

Colombia consults on five-year spectrum management plan
15 November 21 Carolina Limbatto

The Colombian spectrum regulator, ANE, is consulting on a five-year spectrum management plan. The document includes the current status and future use of several spectrum bands.

Brazilian regulator awards multi-band spectrum to promote 5G services
13 November 21 Andre Moura Gomes

Winning bidders of 3.5 GHz spectrum must cover all state capitals with 5G standalone services by July 2022. According to the Ministry of Communications, this coverage target would make Brazil will be the first country with 5G standalone services in Latin America.

Dominican Republic moves forward with refarming the 3.5 GHz band
12 November 21 Alexandra Contreras Flores

The Dominican Republic telecoms regulator, Indotel, is moving forward with the reordering of the 3.5 GHz band that was mandated in the 2021 auction. After the reordering, Claro and Altice (the winners of the 2021 auction) will have 100 MHz of contiguous spectrum facilitating the implementation of new technologies and the efficient use of the band.

Colombia consults on the 6 GHz band (again)
12 November 21 Carolina Limbatto

The Colombian spectrum regulator, ANE, is again consulting on the use of the 6 GHz band. The government is now proposing to make the entire 1.2 GHz in the 5925–7125 MHz band available for unlicensed use on a secondary basis. The band could be used for low-power indoor applications (LPI).

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