Belgian regulator lures fourth market player in 5G auction

Published on: January 18, 2019

Belgian telecom regulator BIPT wants to attract the fourth mobile operator to the market and in the planned 5G auction offers the most convenient conditions for a newcomer from among all European regulators. Although BIPT Chairman Michel Van Bellinghen in his interview for did not specify the identity of the new player, he said the operator has a proven experience from developed mobile markets and sufficient resources for the entry to the Belgian market. more

Net neutrality warrants free choice of terminal devices

Published on: January 16, 2019

In line with the EU’s network neutrality principles, consumers are free to choose any terminal device for using internet services. Czech regulator CTU has found that some operators restrict this freedom, e. g. by restricting the usage of a data Sim card only for a mobile phone or tablet. more

T-Mobile Austria advertises higher speed than it offers in contracts

Published on: January 15, 2019

Austrian consumer protection organisation VKI took an action against T-Mobile Austria for discrepancy in data speed limits which the operator advertises and those offered in consumer contracts. T-Mobile namely provides for inappropriately low speed limits in the contracts, despite publicly advertising fairly high speeds to attract ... more

Czech Republic updates draft principles for 5G auction

Published on: January 13, 2019

Although earlier some Czech media indicated a possibility that the Czech regulator CTU would eventually not organise any 5G auction and the spectrum in the 700 MHz band would remain in state hands, at the beginning of 2019, CTU published an updated version of the draft principles of the 5G auction to include not only the 700 MHz band, ... more

AKOS successfully closes MoQoS project

Published on: January 4, 2019

On 3 January, 2019, the Slovenian regulator AKOS informed about the closing of the two-year MoQoS project, co-financed by the EU from the Connecting Europe Facility. At the end of December 2018, the representatives of AKOS as one of the project partners, together with the Czech regulator ČTÚ and the Slovak regulator RÚ participated in ... more

Will Czech operators offer 5G on state-owned 700 MHz spectrum?

Published on: December 10, 2018

The Czech Republic, like several other countries, is getting ready for the so-called second digital dividend, i. e award of frequencies in the band 700 MH released by the digital terrestrial broadcasting in favour of mobile broadband. After the consultation on the auction format and expressed desire to attract a new, the fourth, mobile ... more

US operators started bidding for 5G spectrum in 28 GHz band

Published on: November 14, 2018

On 14 November, the US regulator FCC launched the spectrum auction for 5G frequencies in the 28 GHz band. This auction shall be followed by bidding for the spectrum in the 24 GHz band. The FCC is making 1.55 GHz of spectrum available. The auctions will be followed by a 2019 auction of three more millimetre-wave spectrum bands – 37 GHz, ... more

Regulators actively implement net neutrality regulation

Published on: November 5, 2018

During the second year of the application of the net neutrality regulation (EU) 2015/2120 the adoption of monitoring methods by NRAs has increased as compared to the first year. Moreover, quite a few NRAs have dealt with zero-rating cases and a handful of formal decisions was reached, follows from the BEREC report as of 4 October, ... more

Specure’s auction software brings Finland to successful conclusion of 5G auction

Published on: October 2, 2018

We are happy to announce that our auction software supported the successful 5G auction in the 3410 – 3800 MHz frequency range, the results of which were officially published by the Finish regulator Ficora on 01 October, 2018. The winning operators are Telia Finland, Elisa and DNA. The auction generated EUR 77.605 million in revenue to ... more

European regulators report on network neutrality

Published on: July 20, 2018

Back in November 2015, the EU adopted the open internet regulation (EU) 2015/2120, which aims to set fair rules to safeguard equal and non-discriminatory treatment of traffic in the provision of internet access services and related rights of end users. The regulation applies from 30 April 2016. The EU member states are required to ... more