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Dish has a seemingly insatiable appetite for wireless spectrum, and it's willing to spend a lot of cash to get its fill. Need proof? The FCC has just confirmed (PDF) that Dish bought all of the 1,900MHz licenses in a frequency auction that wrapped up last week, using a shell company to hide its na

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TV stations selling spectrum in the FCC's upcoming wireless auction may soon have a viable alternative to moving or shutting down their channels. Two Los Angeles broadcasters, KJLA and KLCS, have agreed to participate in a CTIA-backed pilot project that will test whether or not they can share air

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Well, it's not the first half of 2013 as originally promised, but the Canadian government has now set a specific date for the country's first 700MHz spectrum auction: November 19th of this year. Alongside that bit of news, Industry Minister Christian Paradis also detailed a set of rules that he sa

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A new proposal set forth by the FCC would modify the Commission's licensing requirements of the 800MHz band by replacing its current site-based model with more contemporary geographic guidelines. Commissioners argue the change is needed, as site-based rules were originally established to consider t

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Ofcom, the UK version of the FCC, is currently sitting on two fat bands of prime 4G spectrum, at 800MHz and 2.6GHz, but it won't be doing so for long. This morning has seen an announcement from the independent regulator that it's looking to sell off those airwaves to the highest bidder, as early as

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Okay, it's set: April 9. No, seriously this time. Seriously. After a handful of false starts spanning over a year, India -- perhaps sitting on the second largest untapped broadband wireless market in the world -- has decided on a 3G auction date in just a few months' time, hoping to raise somewhere

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Mexican wireless regulator COFETEL probably has peso signs in its eyes this week on news that 17 -- yes, fully seventeen different firms have filed the requisite paperwork to participate in upcoming auctions for 3G services in the 1900MHz and AWS ranges. Officials are hoping to spur 3G competition w

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