UK to open extra mobile spectrum

The UK used to be at the forefront of mobile communications deployment. The announcement by Chancellor George Osborne that 2.6 GHz spectrum and digital dividend spectrum will be auctioned in 2011 or 2012, now puts the UK well behind Scandinavia, … View post >

Canada preparing for spectrum auction

The regulatory authorities of Canada have recently announced provisional plans to release additional spectrum in the 700MHz and 2.5GHz bands. The most recent spectrum auction took place in 2008 when the release of AWS spectrum. The auction resulted in a … View post >

Turkcell launches German MVNO

News that the number one Turkish mobile operator Turkcell (home market share 56%) is launching an MVNO on Deutsche Telekom’s mobile network in Germany is not entirely a surprise given its desire to expand outside Turkey and the success that … View post >

Why mobile data should be more like mustard

Industry analysts and commentators continue to marvel at the “growth in demand” for mobile data and indeed some mobile networks are groaning under the strain. It appears however that the meaning of the word demand has been forgotten. Demand, in … View post >

Heretical thinking: New spectrum may not add value

Hardly a day goes by without a new forecast of mobile broadband demand being published predicting exponential growth in data volumes. This is then translated into a requirement for additional spectrum allocation over and above the digital dividend 700/800 MHz … View post >

German Spectrum Auctions Results

The mobile telecoms spectrum auction in Germany ended on the 20th of May 2010. On offer were a total of 358.8 MHz of paired and unpaired spectrum in the 800 MHz, 1.8 GHz, 2 GHz, 2.6 GHz bands. The auction … View post >