Trump’s 5G spectrum memo

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2018

As I was preparing Tuesday’s blog, I ran across the US White House’s memorandum on 5G which is also on spectrum management. This is an official policy memo not a press release, so it is unfair perhaps to compare the one to the other. The US memo is much, much longer with an extensive preamble […]

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She’s a rainbow

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Last week Colombia’s MinTIC issued a press release on Minister Constaín’s remarks to kick off the 8th International Spectrum Congress, held in Bogotá. I attended once many years ago and it was so far over my head technically that I have never been back. But the Minister made some important strategy statements, especially about the […]

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I can see clearly now

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

I was at the 5G Americas Analyst Forum in Dallas last week and Latin America got a lot of attention. This gives me an opportunity to update my view of when we will see the next generation in the region. The annual 5G Americas Analyst Forum is considered to be one of the best events […]

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Idée fixe

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

This past weekend I read the abridged version of Ericsson’s Fixed Wireless Handbook, a 40-page brochure for the Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) opportunity. No Ericsson products are mentioned so the purpose is purely client education. I want FWA to work this time, really I do. The 40-page handbook is the linear extract from a much […]

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Band(s) on the run

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The last few weeks have been full of stories about (potential 5G) spectrum, mostly mid-band, some of it positive, some of it controversial. At least we cannot complain that the issue is being ignored (as it often was in the past). Some recent tidbits: Brazilian regulator (Anatel) head, Jaurez Quadros “clarifies” that the 3Ghz band […]

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