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UK government sets aside £550M to clear 700 MHz spectrum

The UK government said up to £550 million (€781 million/$827 million) is to be invested over the next five years to free up the 700 MHz frequency band for mobile broadband use.

GSMA, EBU satisfied with WRC-15 spectrum allocations

The mobile and broadcasting industries both have something to cheer about following the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), which ends in Geneva on Friday.

AT&T launches new capabilities using RCS, but interoperability remains up in the air

AT&T Mobility last week launched its native Advanced Messaging and Video Call capabilities on its network using Rich Communication Services (RCS), but the vision of having the services work across multiple carriers remains elusive.

GSMA chief regulatory officer calls for sub-700 MHz mobile allocation at WRC-15

GSMA chief regulatory officer John Giusti appealed to governments to agree a harmonisation plan to enable sub-700 MHz spectrum bands to be used for mobile and broadcast during the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva.

GSMA to discuss Baksaas' future as chairman after Telenor drops him as adviser

The GSMA said it will discuss Jon Fredrik Baksaas' role as its chairman after Telenor Group announced it is ending its former CEO's tenure as an adviser to its board 13 months early as part of an internal investigation into its VimpelCom stake.

Huawei, HKT tout 4.5G 1 Gbps achievement

Huawei, in partnership with Chinese mobile operator HKT, demonstrated what the companies are calling the world's first 4.5G 1 Gbps network at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum this week. According to Huawei, the network showed a peak download speed of 1.2 Gbps, a step toward the 6 Gbps Huawei said would be necessary for a commercial 4.5G network.

GSMA sets out mobile industry's case for spectrum as WRC-15 gets underway

The GSMA has underlined what it deems to be critical spectrum requirements to support the future growth of mobile broadband services across the globe.

GSMA: Mobile data adoption growing across Arab States

A new study study predicts there will be 350 million 3G/4G mobile broadband connections in the Arab States of the Middle East and North Africa by 2020.

GSMA: Sub-Saharan Africa mobile subscriptions on track to hit 41% of population in 2015

A new report from the GSMA forecasts there will be 386 million unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa by the end of this year, equivalent to 41 per cent of the region's population.

GSMA: CEPT has work to do in terms of mobile broadband spectrum

The GSMA's deputy chief regulatory officer said the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) must do more to ensure adequate spectrum is available to meet growing consumer demand for mobile broadband access.