Australia Gets 4th Facilities-Based Mobile Operator

Where it is possible–where the business model works–many would agree that facilities-based competition provides faster innovation and higher consumer benefits than non-facilities-based competition. Such facilities-based competition has been relatively rare in the fixed networks business, and arguably has gotten more difficult, while common in the mobile business. That arguably is mostly because of the high […]

Singapore Completes Spectrum Auction, More Coming

Singapore’s telecoms regulator Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) has concluded the first phase of a spectrum auction which raised a total of SGD1.14 billion ($816.2 million) for 175 MHz  of spectrum to the nation’s four telcos, including the new supplier TPG Telecom. Singtel will pay S$563.7 million for 75 MHz  of spectrum, including 40 MHz […]

Where Will Shared Spectrum Demand Be Highest?

  How will demand for shared spectrum shape up? Maybe not where you would expect it. Perhaps oddly, the 3.5-GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) being introduced in the U.S. market might see some unusual demand patterns. CBRS uses a three-tier access priority system, with existing licenses having interference protection rights from commercial users, while […]

Industrial IoT Specs Released

The Industrial Internet Consortium has released an extensive white paper on its model for industrial internet of things connectivity. As you might guess, the connectivity model is designed for technology developers, and corresponds, in general, to the Open Systems Interconnect seven-layer model.   As some of us might note, there are business analogies. With the […]

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