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Ofcom sets 900 and 1800 MHz licence fees and consults on 3.4 and 3.6 GHz fees | PolicyTracker: Jan 2019
"UK mobile network operators (MNOs) will pay £1.09 million ($1.4 million) per MHz per year for 900 MHz spectrum, and £0.805 million ($1.02 million) per MHz annually for 1800 MHz spectrum beginning 31 January 2019, Ofcom said.

The levels reflect the full market value of the frequencies and take into account input from Vodafone, Telefónica (O2), EE and H3G (Three), as well as evidence from previous UK spectrum auctions and international benchmarks, the regulator added. The lump-sum values were converted into equivalent annual payments using an annualisation rate derived from a post-tax discount rate and a tax adjustment factor."
PolicyTracker  Ofcom  spectrum  cellular  Vodafone  O2  EE  spectrum-fees  900MHz  1800MHz 
january 2019 by pierredv
Many U.S. wireless devices not allowed in Germany | Article | The United States Army
"Most American baby monitors run on the 900MHz frequency- which is what emergency groups (ambulance, police, and firemen) use in Germany."

"These same baby monitors are also responsible for creating interferences with Vodafone Germany GmbH (mobile communications provider in Germany) signals, as they fall into Vodafone's assigned communications bandwidth."

"In past incidents, the Bundesnetzagentur has discovered and fined U.S. Army base housing units in Germany, where baby monitors were found to be interfering with German emergency frequencies."
Interference  900MHz  Germany  BNA 
april 2018 by pierredv
GSM Evolution can benefit from GSM 900 MHz installed base - PolicyTracker Nov 2014
"There are several pieces of work being studied for the Internet of Things (IoT) within the cellular standardisation body, the 3GPP. A few months ago, PolicyTracker reported on competition between the LTE-M approach, which is now a work item in 3GPP TSG RAN, and the "clean slate" approaches to IoT, which are currently being studied in 3GPP's GERAN specification group." "In order to become a 3GPP standard, an initiative has to graduate from being a study item to a work item. Traditionally, 3GPP requires four companies to support an initiative for it to become a work item. PolicyTracker understands that Nokia Networks supports GSM Evolution but is focussing its cellular IoT efforts on the LTE-M programme. Whether GSM Evolution can become a work item in time for 3GPP Release 13 is unclear." "There was consolidation among advocates for a clean slate approach to the IoT in September as telecoms giant Huawei acquired UK-based Neul for a sum that PolicyTracker understands to be in the r"
OtT  GSM  Ericsson  900MHz  LTE-M  3GPP  GERAN  Nokia  Qualcomm  Neul  Huawei 
november 2014 by pierredv
Sprint sells 900 MHz spectrum to firm led by Nextel co-founders - FierceWireless Sep 2014
"Pacific DataVision, led by former Nextel Communications co-founders Morgan O'Brien and Brian McAuley, acquired all of Sprint's (NYSE: S) 900 MHz licenses, giving it some 6 MHz of bandwidth nationwide for use in a push-to-talk radio network. The mobile workforce communications provider is also seeking FCC permission to launch a wireless broadband offering using its newly acquired spectrum."
FierceWireless  Sprint  Nextel  900MHz  PacificDataVision 
september 2014 by pierredv
Hacked traffic lights highlight perils within the Internet of Things - FierceWireless Aug 2014
"Researchers at the University of Michigan have hacked into a live, networked traffic-signal system, showing how lax security can imperil any embedded systems. According to a paper written by the group, they discovered several vulnerabilities in the system's wireless network and its traffic-light controller, which enabled the researchers to alter the state of traffic lights on command. An unspecified local road agency in Michigan permitted the group to engage in the hacking effort. Altogether, the researchers hacked into nearly 100 wirelessly networked traffic lights and were able to alter their timing or even turn all the lights red." "The actual system the group investigated relied upon employed commercially available radios that operate on the ISM band at either 900 MHz or 5.8 MHz."
hacking  cybersecurity  transportation  traffic-lights  FierceWireless  900MHz  5.8GHz  IoT 
august 2014 by pierredv
SigFox Installing a Cellular Network for the Internet of Things in San Francisco and Silicon Valley | MIT Technology Review
"The French company SigFox says it picked the Bay Area to demonstrate a wireless network intended to make it cheap and practical to link anything to the Internet, from smoke detectors to dog collars, bicycle locks, and water pipes." "The Silicon Valley network will use the unlicensed 915-megahertz spectrum band commonly used by cordless phones. " "A SigFox base station can serve a radius of tens of kilometers in the countryside and five kilometers in urban areas. To connect to the network, a device will need a $1 or $2 wireless chip that’s compatible, and customers will pay about $1 in service charges per year per device."
SigFox  900MHz  IoT 
may 2014 by pierredv
Ofcom considers licensing regime for higher duty cycle NRPs - PolicyTracker May 2014
"UK regulator Ofcom is mulling a licensing regime for the higher duty cycle network relay points (NRPs) needed to power the Internet of Things (IOT)." "The ECC report noted that if there are too many NRPs in an area, and the likelihood of interference increases significantly, it may be too late to impose new mitigation restrictions." "Ofcom raised the issue of NRPs in a December 2013 technical proposal to authorise the licence-exempt use of short-range devices (SRDs) in the 870-876 MHz and 915-921 MHz bands. The measures it proposed for SRDs and radio frequency identification devices (RFIDs) in the bands came from CEPT recommendations." "Based on CEPT's findings, Ofcom didn't recommend exempting those higher duty NRPs from licensing, but said it would review whether to permit them if there was demand for them." "The regulator also wants to promote the development of a technical solution that will allow “polite sharing” of higher duty cycle NRPs and to see that standards are craft"
PolicyTracker  Ofcom  spectrum-sharing  network  relay  point  NRP  SRD  RFID  internet-of-things  ECC  800MHz  900MHz 
may 2014 by pierredv
Ofcom | Proposed licence fees for mobile spectrum Oct 2013
"Ofcom has today published a consultation on revising annual licence fees for the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum bands, currently used by mobile network operators. Mobile network operators currently pay a combined total of £24.8m per year for 900 MHz spectrum and £39.7m for 1800 MHz spectrum. This [new calculation] has produced revised proposed total fees payable by mobile network operators of £138.5m per year for 900 MHz spectrum and £170.4m for 1800 MHz spectrum."
1800MHz  license  fees  900MHz  Ofcom 
october 2013 by pierredv
UK regulator to release spectrum for unlicensed use — PolicyTracker: the spectrum management newsletter
"Ofcom has decided that newly released spectrum in the 870-876 MHz and 915-921 MHz bands should be made available for licence exempt use. This new policy will give security of tenure to smart metering devices and other devices involved with the “internet of things”. However, there are fears that the 915-921 MHz band will be vulnerable to interference from future adjacent LTE networks. Robert Horvitz, director of the Open Spectrum Foundation, told PolicyTracker that 4G networks are likely to cause interference for non-licensed devices because of lax interface standards. He said that LTE handsets should have better transmit filters and that the planned power limits for licence exempt use of bands adjacent to LTE networks may not be enough to overcome radio frequency noise spillover from mobile phones."
Robert  Horvitz  smart  metering  900MHz  LTE  800MHz  PolicyTracker  Ofcom 
august 2013 by pierredv
The Progeny Waiver: Will the FCC Wipe Out Smart Grid? Save Thousands of Lives? Both? This Season on Spectrum Wars! - Wetmachine, March 2013
Progeny story Multilateration Location and Monitoring Service” (M-LMS) and a non-multilateration version, LMS "FCC selected the 902-928 MHz band for the new M-LMS and LMS service . . . The FCC finally auctioned off a bunch of the LMS and M-LMS licenses in 1999. The LMS service ultimately morphed into those automatic toll collection thingies like EZ-Pass. But M-LMS went nowhere." "Under the rules adopted by the FCC, an M-LMS licensee would need to show that operation of its system would not cause “unacceptable levels of interference” to unlicensed use in the band before commencing operation. Of course, the FCC did not define what “unacceptable levels of interference” actually meant, how it compared to the usual (and equally unclear) “protection from harmful interference” usually given to licensed services, or how it intended to certify that future M-LMS licensees had met their burden."
unlicensed  Harold-Feld  harmful  interference  spectrum  900MHz  Progeny  interference  Wetmachine 
march 2013 by pierredv
FCC Seeks Comment on Interference into Unlicensed Devices : CommLawBlog Mitch Lazarus Feb 2012
" The FCC has asked for comment on whether the licensed Location and Monitoring Service (LMS) at 902-928 MHz will cause interference to unlicensed devices in that band"
unlicensed  LMS  Part15  900MHz  interference  CommLawBlog 
february 2012 by pierredv

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