Author Archives: Bengt G Mölleryd

TMT Forum in London – consolidation is driving change and finance to telecoms

Consolidation is on the agenda for the telecom industry. The EU Commission is currently scrutinizing Telefonica’s acquisition of E-plus in Germany, Hutchison’s bid for Telefonica’s mobile operation in Ireland. It was therefore no surprise that TMT M&A Forum in London earlier … Continue reading

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Regulation on the agenda at the ITS conference in Florence

The currently hot topic in electronic communication in Europe is the EU Commission’s proposal for a Telecoms Single Market covering a wide area from consumer issues, single authorization, a common approach to spectrum allocation and the introduction of VULA (Virtual … Continue reading

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The 700 MHz club is gaining momentum

The European spectrum community (policy markers, mobile industry, broadcasters, satellite companies and public safety) gathered in Brussels this week to discuss vital issues regarding spectrum at the 8th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference. I would like to highlight three take … Continue reading

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India – a major overhaul of spectrum policy

The Indian Telecom Authority (TRAI) has launched an extensive report on the future spectrum policy in India with a total transfer of 2G spectrum in 900 MHz to 1800 MHz in a grand refarming project ( And the outcome of … Continue reading

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The way forward for Indian mobile communication, part four (out of five)

The following was presented at the session “Conceptual Issues in Spectrum Pricing and Market Competition” at the regional International Telecommunications Society’s conference in Delhi 22-24 February 2012 3G set to take off when smartphones reach EUR 50 India has during … Continue reading

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India – Spectrum politics

India mobile is all about spectrum politics Telenor has faced the mother of all regulatory uncertainty in India as it stroke a deal with Unitech, which is a real estate development company, which acquired a GSM license with 4.4 MHz … Continue reading

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Highlights from ITS conference in Budapest

The International Telecommunications Society (ITS) held its 22nd regional conference in Budapest 18-21 September. Focus on the conference was innovative ICT applications, emerging regulatory, economic and policy issues. The conference attracted around 200 participants from academia, industry, operators, regulators and … Continue reading

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When will LTE reach the important milestones?

TeliaSonera kicked off LTE in 2.6 GHz just before Christmas 2009, and is now rolling out a network in the 25 major cities in Sweden. But when will get multimode dongles for both HSPA and LTE? When is it realistic … Continue reading

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