Category: Regulation

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LSA: Why are we waiting?

I have blogged previously about CBRS, and it’s safe to say that we’re big fans of the model here at ip.access. But what of its European counterpart, Licensed Shared Access (LSA)? ETSI has recently published the stage three specification, with the details of the protocols for the operation of LSA in the 2.3GHz band. Although the specification differs from CBRS in some technical details, and lacks a General Access layer for ad-hoc use, the principle of LSA is very similar. This publication completes the set of specifications that vendors need to get going – so good news right? Unfortunately, it...

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Ofcom to release more spectrum, so we should be happy, right?

Recently on the Telegraph online, I saw an article on the next round of spectrum licensing in the UK. The UK Government has committed to release 500MHz of public sector spectrum by 2020, and this move is part of that. There are two bands being released – 40MHz at 2.35 – 2.39GHz, which I think has to be part of TDD Band 40, and 150MHz above 3.41GHz which could be part of TDD band 40, or conceivably part of FDD band 22. Ip.access sells licensed radio kit, right? More licensed spectrum equals more sales of radios to use it, right?...