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Get in-depth knowledge on the latest developments in radio spectrum with our dedicated radio spectrum intelligence service. Offered as a standalone subscription, this is a unique library of reports and historical data on spectrum assignment, licence conditions, and auction design, forming an essential independent resource for regulators and operators. Topics covered include:

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latest intelligence

El Salvador to award 140 MHz in the 1900 MHz and AWS spectrum
15 February 19 Carolina Limbatto

The Salvadorian regulator, Siget, announced the award of 140 MHz of spectrum in the 1900 MHz and AWS spectrum bands. The reserve price for each 2x5 MHz block is US$6.25m. Licences will have national scope and a 20-year term. The terms include an obligation to provide mobile broadband and telephony to 90% of the population.

Italian regulator proposes geographically differentiated markets and remedies in fixed wholesale broadband access markets (3a and 3b/2014)
11 February 19 Stefano De Luca

Outside Milan, which would be wholly deregulated, TIM would be subject to lighter obligations in more competitive geographic areas. TIM’s voluntary project of legal separation did not have an impact on AGCOM’s SMP findings or on the proposed remedies.

The three Swiss operators win spectrum in the 700 MHz, 1427–1517 MHz and 3.5–3.8 GHz bands
11 February 19 Pierre-Yves Potelle

The Swiss multiband auction (700 MHz, 1427–1517 MHz, 3.5–3.8 GHz) awards 445 MHz of spectrum to the three established mobile operators for €334m, 40% more than the reserve price.

Ofcom to auction 200 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands in early 2020
08 February 19 Matej Podbevsek

Ofcom is consulting until 12 March 2019 on the auction of 80 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band and 120 MHz of spectrum in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band.

Mexican regulator outlines telecoms sector priorities for 2019
08 February 19 Elena Scaramuzzi

Amongst the many projects in IFT 2019 work plan, the second bi-annual review of América Móvil’s preponderance obligations, new quality of service rules for fixed communications, and implementation of net neutrality.

Cullen International EECC Decoder: regulatory remedies explained
07 February 19 Martin Schraa

The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) sets new rules on how NRAs should impose regulatory remedies on operators. The Cullen Decoder explains which remedies apply to different business models (vertically integrated, wholesale-only, voluntary separation and co-investment).

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