radio spectrum regulation

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Slovak regulator auctions 3.4–3.8 GHz spectrum to four operators
06 May 22 Monika Kačeriaková

The four established mobile network operators acquired all 390 MHz that were offered for a total price of €63.61m.

Panama’s competition authority approves Claro-CWP merger, leading to exit of Digicel
20 April 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

Panama’s Consumer Protection and Competition Defence Authority (ACODECO) conditionally approved the merger of operators Claro and Cable & Wireless Panama (CWP). In response, Digicel chose to exit the Panamanian market.

FCC proposes rules to ease deployment of LEO constellations
15 April 22 Carolina Limbatto

The regulator’s proposal includes updated rules for spectrum sharing among non-geostationary fixed-satellite service systems and seeks to facilitate market entry for new operators.

US to auction 117 MHz in the 2.5 GHz band
10 April 22 Carolina Limbatto

The FCC adopted rules to auction of 117.5 MHz of mid-band spectrum in July 2022 to facilitate 5G deployment. The offered unpaired spectrum blocks in the 2.5 GHz band are based on an unusual band plan considering incumbent users’ spectrum holdings.

Argentina postpones analogue TV switch off to September 2023
06 April 22 Carolina Limbatto

The Argentinian government postponed for two years the deadline for analogue TV switch-off (ASO) from 31 August 2021 to 30 September 2023. The ASO will be implemented in different phases, depending on the type of TV station and region.

Trilogy announced the sale of Nuevatel Bolivia to Balesia
02 April 22 Carolina Limbatto

Trilogy announced that it will transfer its 71.5% equity interest in Nuevatel PCS de Bolivia (VIVA) to Balesia Technologies. Trilogy anticipates that the closing will take place in 2Q 2022.

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