On 7 of January, Ofcom, the Authority for the UK communications industries, published the name of the bidders for the auction on 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum bands.
The names of the bidders are:
- Everything Everywhere Limited
- HKT (UK) Company Limited
- Hutchison 3G UK Limited
- MLL Telecom Ltd
- Niche Spectrum Ventures Limited
- Telefónica UK Limited
- Vodafone Limited
For more information about all the previous process and news, please check the following link at Ofcom’s website.
Montenegro’s Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Society will accept radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment (R&TTE) that complies with CE from January 1, 2013.
On the last June 22, 2012, Official Gazette No. 53/11 was published and new regulation, which allows CE marked product to be imported into Montenegro without any additional certification, is described on it.
These Regulations prescribe the conditions to be fulfilled by R&TTE to be placed on the market in Montenegro, the method and procedures of conformity assessment of R&TTE, essential conditions that must be met for the conformity assessment body, the sign of conformity and marking of R&TTE.
It is applicable to all R&TTE, to medical devices and active medical implants using radio waves, as well as devices which, as components or special devices, are installed in the vehicle, in accordance with regulations.
The manufacturer or dealer who puts R&TTE on the market in Montenegro must comply with the following requirements:
1) to provide user manual in Montenegrin language
2) to provide the technical characteristics of the equipment and information on the types of interfaces to which the equipment can be connected
3) to provide warning on potential limitations for the use of radio equipment and/or the need to obtain required permits for the use of radio frequency spectrum
4) to provide Declaration of Conformity (DoC). The declaration of conformity shall contain in particular:
− device data to which it relates, laid down in Article 11, paragraph 4 of the Regulation
− the name and address of the manufacturer and the name and address of the representative
− list of standards according to which the device is tested
− date of issuance of the Declaration of Conformity
− name and signature of the person authorized by the manufacturer, his authorized representative or the person responsible for placing the equipment in the market in Montenegro.
R&TTE, placed on the market of Montenegro, shall be marked with the CE label. This conformity mark is placed on the device or on its nameplate, and if this is not possible due to the nature of the device itself, a sign of conformity placed on packs for packaging (if any) or related documentation that accompanies equipment is valid. It shall show identification number of the notified body for conformity assessment, if that body is part in the conformity assessment procedure.
If R&TTE uses a radio frequency range that is not EU harmonized radio frequency band, or is not in accordance with the Plan of frequency spectrum, the supplier shall submit a written notification at least 30 days prior to placing the equipment on the market.
The original Regulation (in Montenegrin language) can be consulted in the following link.
Ofcom (Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries) has published its decisions on the auction of 4G spectrum licences, including measures to encourage competition and extend next-generation mobile broadband coverage to nearly everyone in the UK.
Ofcom is publishing a statement on this, together with a draft of the legal instrument which implements the auction rules and gives effect to the decisions.
The consultation on the draft auction regulations will close on 11 September 2012.
Afterwards, and taking into consideration the responses, Ofcom plans to make the regulation in the autumn.
Auction on 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz will take part before the end of 2012.
Full statement and press release can be read in the following link at the Ofcom website.
The Commission for Communications Regulation in Ireland (Comreg) published the last July 13, 2012 the Wireless Telegraphy (Liberalised Use and Preparatory Licences in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz Bands) Regulations 2012 (Reference number S.I. 251 of 2012).
The new regulations states how and who can apply for the grant and form of Licenses, the duration of the Licenses, the Conditions of Licences, licence Fee, among other issues.
New regulation can be consulted in the following link at the Comreg website.
The last 3 of May the Roskomnadzor, the regulatory body for communication in Russia, launched a Notice of Tender Nº 1/2012 for the right to obtain licenses on Long Term Evolution (LTE) in the 791-862 MHz frequency band.
The tender started the last 20 of May and offers four lots of 2×7.5MHz nationwide spectrum:
- 791 – 798.5 / 832 – 839.5 MHz
- 798.5 – 806 / 839.5 – 847 MHz
- 806 – 813.5 / 847 – 854.5 MHz
- 813.5 – 821 / 854.5 – 862 MHz
The reception of the applications ends on 14 of June and the winners are expected to be announced on 12 of July.
Applications from OJSC Mobile TeleSystems (RTS: MTTS) (MTS), OJSC Megafon (RTS: MEGF) and OJSC Vimpelcom (RTS: VIMP) have been accepted for the time being.
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