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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit Leaves Lasting Legacy in the Americas

2017 Global Summit to Take Place in Cape Town, South Africa

Bogota, Colombia

 The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) Global Summit 2016 concluded yesterday with a final excellent day of sessions. Representatives from 21 countries around the world came together in Bogota, Colombia to learn and exchange knowledge about best spectrum sharing policies and practices. The Global Summit has created an enormous impact on spectrum regulatory thinking in the Americas and around the world.

Israel, Palestinians sign 3G mobile network agreement

Earlier this year, Israel's Communications Ministry allocated a number of high-speed 4G frequencies

Reuters

GAZA (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement to allow a long-awaited third-generation (3G) mobile network in Gaza and the West Bank, they said on Thursday.

Israel said the decision was made after it concluded a security examination as well as other work with the Communications Ministry.

Under interim peace accords, Israel effectively has final say in allocating radio frequencies in the West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority exercises limited self-rule.

Thailand's telecoms regulator extends 4G auction time

Regulator also plans to hold another auction for two 4G licenses of 900 MHz frequency on Dec. 15

Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's telecoms regulator on Wednesday has extended auction time for two licenses of fourth generation (4G) mobile spectrum after almost 10 hours of bidding that pushed up a combined prices to more than 49 billion baht ($1.37 billion).

Thailand's top mobile operators have bid aggressively to win licenses for bandwidth on the 1800 MHz frequency with base prices of 15.91 billion baht per license.

FCC sets bid prices, application filing dates in airwaves auction

Applications to participate in the reverse auction must be filed in early December

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday released opening bid prices for its airwaves auction in a public notice and also set the dates for broadcasters to file applications for the auction.

Turkey's 4G tender outstrips predictions with bids of $4.5 billion

President had urged move straight to 5G, for which technical standards do not yet exist

Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's auction of 4G mobile phone frequencies lured a higher than expected 3.96 billion euros ($4.5 billion) worth of bids, the agency running the process said on Wednesday, showing the appeal of Turkey's youthful and growing market.

The bids from Britain's Vodafone, and Turkish duo Avea and Turkcell, the only three operators in Turkey, will be subject to an approval process before a final decision on allocations is made.

Israel proposes 3G mobile network deal to Palestinians

In the past, Israel has told the Palestinians there were not enough frequencies for 3G

Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel presented a proposal to the Palestinian Authority that could enable the opening of a long-awaited Palestinian 3G mobile network in the occupied West Bank.

Meetings held on Thursday had led to an agreement in principle and hinged on the Palestinians meeting Israeli conditions, said a spokesman for the Communications Ministry. He declined to comment on specific terms.

U.S. FCC rejects T-Mobile request to limit spectrum for Verizon, AT&T

The auction, slated in March, will give first chance since 2008 to buy low-frequency airwaves

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday denied T-Mobile US Inc's request that more airwaves be set aside for smaller wireless companies like itself to bid on during a government auction next year.

The unanimous vote by the five-member commission came after months of T-Mobile's lobbying for stricter limits for AT&T Inc's and Verizon Communications Inc's participation in the auction of prized low-frequency airwaves.

FCC leans against new limits for Verizon, AT&T in 2016 U.S. auction

Decision would end months of speculation and vigorous lobbying by T-Mobile

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. telecoms regulators are leaning toward rejecting a T-Mobile US Inc request that more airwaves be set aside for smaller wireless companies like itself to bid on during a government auction next year, according to people familiar with the matter.

Canada raises more than C$750 million in telecom spectrum auction

Telus Corp emerged as the big winner from the auction

Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Tuesday it had raised C$755.4 million ($627.77 million) in a 2500-megahertz spectrum auction set to boost telecom coverage in rural areas across the vast country.

Telus Corp, one of Canada's three biggest telecom companies, emerged as the big winner from the auction. It paid C$478.8 million for 122 licenses across the country, snagging over 40 percent of the licenses sold through the auction.

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