The end of geography and roaming in telecoms

Today most people are familiar with services such as Skype. Effectively a location independent mobile service, with Skype it does not matter where people call from nor does it matter where the called party is located. Geography has become irrelevant. … Continued


The APT Bandwagon Reaches Cruising Speed

On the 7th of February Brazil made the decision to make available 698MHz-806MHz for mobile broadband services. The frequencies are those of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) band plan. ANATEL, Brazil’s regulator, now has the authority go ahead with clearing … Continued




Vive la différence II

The French telecoms regulator announced at the end of last week that they have finished the 2.6GHz auction process begun in June. FDD Allocation (MHz total) Price (m€) €/MHz/POP Obligatory MVNO access Orance 40 287 0.110 Y SFR 30 150 … Continued


Vive la différence

The French telecoms regulator ARCEP announced the terms of the country’s 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum auction process in June. There are several noticeable features of the process: firstly the bands are being sold off sequentially with the 2.6GHz … Continued





How to participate successfully in a spectrum auction

Surging mobile data growth and network congestion have created demand for additional spectrum. Governments seeking to reduce national borrowing are anxious to auction additional spectrum to raise revenue whilst also promoting access to broadband services. Mobile operators have little choice … Continued


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