FCC to buy spectrum to assign to mobile broadband

FCC has intentions to buy at least 150MHz of spectrum from broadcasters to be used for broadband access.

FCC’s executive director of broadband initiative Blair Levin has stated that “several hundred more megahertz” of spectrum is needed in the next decade to meet the demand in wireless broadband systems, otherwise the current systems may collapse under the increasing demand within five years.

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This statement is also in line with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s prediction that “the biggest threat to the future of mobile in America is the looming spectrum crisis.”

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Are there any similar predictions for Europe or Asia at the moment? Is Europe falling behind other markets in the spectrum reformation?

On a similar subject, is there a need for a EU-level regulatory body in Europe to tackle this kind of problems?

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