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From Germany to Australia, regulators know the spectrum system is creaking

While regulators round the world are watching the CBRS saga (see previous item) with interest, many expect these flexible systems, with new approaches to license time and place, to be mainly relevant to 5G policy, where there is a greater chance to rewrite the rules. The debate is heating up, around the way that licensing frameworks will need to change to enable 5G to achieve its objectives amid moves to wireline/wireless convergence, dynamic spectrum regimes and multiple mobile use cases including those in the Internet of Things. In the US, the disruptive approach to spectrum has been backed heavily by the cable and Internet community, as well as consumer advocates, with companies like Google providing heavyweight support – largely in…

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