Dutch telcos splash €1.23bn at the country’s first 5G auction
Dutch telcos must undertake to provide 98 per cent geographic coverage for 5G services in the Netherlands, as part of the terms and conditions of their respective licences
Airtel lands additional spectrum to boost 4G coverage in Nigeria
Nigeria remains Africa’s biggest telecoms market and is seeing huge uptake in 4G services
US fast tracks it plans to free up C-band spectrum for 5G
Satellite operators will be offered compensation from a $9.7 billion fund to trade in their current spectrum holdings
Thailand’s 5G spectrum auction raises $3.2bn
All three of the country’s bi mobile network operators participated in the auction, but Thailand’s telecoms regulator is yet to confirm the identities of winning bidders
China grants indoor licences for 5G
China's big 3 MNOs secure spectrum licences to help them boost indoor coverage
US to free up 280MHz of C-Band spectrum for 5G use
Satellite operators could be in line for billions of dollars of compensation for agreeing to reallocate their existing holdings in the C-Band
India lowers its expectations for spectrum sales in 2020
A recent ruling by India’s Supreme Court over the way telos calculate their adjusted gross revenues (AGR) has left the country’s telcos with huge levels of debt and no free cash to invest in spectrum
US telcos splash $7.6bn on 5G mmWave spectrum
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put mmWave spectrum in the 37GHz, 39GHz and 47GHz bands up for auction, as interest in acquiring new 5G spectrum outstripped analysts’ expectations
Belgian regulator proposes temporary measures to fast-track 5G licences
Belgium will need to act quickly if it is to meet European Union deadlines for beginning the process of allocating spectrum later this year