T-Mobile US announced launch of 5G network in parts of six urban areas: Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York on 28 June. Customers can check the network coverage on the operator’s coverage map.
The US government is willing to help its citizens inhabiting rural areas with access to broadband internet. To be able to direct the resources specifically to the uncovered locations, the administration needs accurate information about the existing coverage. However, the inhabitants lacking broadband access complain about the inaccuracy of the data provided in fill-in forms by operators, resulting in a significant variation between the reality and theoretical coverage maps, reported Texas Public Radio. A crowdsourcing internet measurement tool could help citizens living in rural areas to get their broadband internet connections and the government to guarantee that the resources are spent efficiently.
The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) evaluates the implementation of the Open Internet Regulation adopted in the EU in 2015, as well as the BEREC Net Neutrality Guidelines issued in 2016. BEREC concludes that the application of both the regulation and the guidelines are working well.
We are proud to be a part of the the 14th Spectrum Management Conference at BluePoint Brussels, Belgium on 19 – 20 June 2019.
Do not miss the presentation “Open Nettest” of our colleague Mr. Jozef Svrcek, which is a part of the Session 3: A roadmap for the future – Delivering an efficient, forward-looking mobile spectrum landscape. The session 3 takes place on 19th June at 14:00-15:10.
Serbian regulator Ratel hosted a meeting in Belgrade on the measurement of quality of service (QoS). During the meeting, experts from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia presented and discussed the latest projects and activities in this domain. The participants exchanged their experience from the MoQoS (Measurement of Quality of Service) project implemented in 2017-2018.
Germany has ended the 5G auction for frequencies in the bands 2 GHz and 3.6 GHz with the proceeds totalling more than EUR 6.5 billion. In total, the regulator BNetzA awarded 420 MHz to the operators: Drillisch Netz, Telefónica Deutschland, Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone.
The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) awarded 20-year licences for the spectrum in the 700 MHz and 2.1 GHz bands to three operators: Ice, Telia and Telenor. The auction last only from 3 to 5 June. Its total proceeds amount to NOK 735.057 million.