radio spectrum regulation

Get in-depth knowledge on the latest developments in radio spectrum with our dedicated Radio Spectrum intelligence services. Complementing our main Telecoms services, this is a unique database of reports and data on spectrum assignments, licence conditions, auction design and spectrum regulation, forming an essential independent resource for regulators, operators and manufacturers

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    Track and compare mobile spectrum allocation at national level Access to a database on periodic and one-off spectrum fees Stay informed on current rules and limits for exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) Stay briefed on existing and new obligations associated with spectrum rights
    Keep up to date on forthcoming spectrum awards with summary reports and a detailed database on award results and assignments Keep informed on advances in mobile connectivity, and the implications for radio spectrum and infrastructure deployment policies Track and compare regulation for spectrum trading and sharing, and follow the main agreements
    Compare licence conditions set by different governments Track and compare temporary and permanent spectrum caps Follow the main rules applying to satellite and internet of things service providers, as well as the related spectrum assignments

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latest intelligence

New spectrum policy in Ecuador
08 July 20 Alexandra Contreras Flores

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Telecommunications approved a new spectrum policy for telecommunications and broadcasting services. The new guidelines aim to provide the framework for upcoming spectrum awards.

MinTIC regulates conditions to replace one-off spectrum fees by coverage obligations
06 July 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian ICT Ministry regulates the conditions to exchange monetary payment of one-off spectrum fees for coverage obligations. The regulation applies from June 2020.

Regional and global ICT initiatives related to COVID-19 in the Americas
02 July 20 Alexandra Contreras Flores

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced regional regulatory and policy initiatives in the Americas, and global initiatives from international organisations on information and communications technologies (ICT) to fight the pandemic. These initiatives include public policies, sharing best practices and recommendations to mitigate the economic effects of the emergency, and measures to strengthen the telecommunications sector as an enabler of tele-work, tele-education, e-government, e-commerce and the digital economy.

Colombia publishes transition plan towards 4G and announces new auctions before 2022
25 June 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC) adopts the roadmap for the modernisation of 2G and 3G networks to 4G. The roadmap foresees new auctions of IMT spectrum in the 700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands before 2022.

COVID-19: Temporary awards of spectrum in Ecuador and Peru
11 June 20 Alexandra Contreras Flores

Ecuadorian and Peruvian spectrum authorities established specific rules for temporary awards of spectrum to face the increased traffic triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colombia consults on spectrum policy workplan for 2020–2024
10 June 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian ICT Ministry (MinTIC) and the national spectrum agency (ANE) are consulting until 23 June 2020 on the spectrum policy workplan for 2020–2024. The proposed policy foresees several measures to improve spectrum management but does not set out deadlines for the award of new spectrum bands.

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