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Canada approves 3.8 GHz auction rules
09 August 22 Carolina Limbatto

ISED published auction rules and licence conditions of the 3650–3900 MHz band for 5G services. The auction will start in October 2023. Licences will have a 20-year term and detailed coverage obligation per service area. There is protection for satellite incumbent users in satellite-dependant areas and in two areas with satellite consolidated gateways.

Belgium awards 1427–1517 MHz after main phase of 5G auction
25 July 22 Dries Indesteege

This brings the total auction proceedings to €1.4bn. Winners of the main phase did agree on concrete spectrum assignments among themselves.

MinTIC and ANE consult on possible uses of the 6 GHz band
21 July 22 Catalina Diaz Granados

The Colombian government is consulting on the use of the 6 GHz band.

US: FCC authorises mobile broadband satellite services
06 July 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The US regulator, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), authorised mobile broadband satellite services in the Ku band, subject to conditions.

Brazilian regulator reviews requirements for private networks in the 3.7–3.8 GHz band
01 July 22 Andre Moura Gomes

The Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel also addressed frequently asked questions on licensing requirements to operate private networks using spectrum without protection against interference.

Colombia adopts new spectrum caps
21 June 22 Catalina Diaz Granados

The Colombian ministry, MinTIC, approved higher spectrum caps for low and mid bands, and a new cap for 3-6 GHz bands.

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