Sunday, 18 February 2018

Europe could learn from India on spectrum allocation – Vodafone

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 13 October 17

Telco highlights fragmented nature of European telecoms market; calls for longer licence durations to enable operators to have the confidence to invest in 5G

Given Vodafone's recent tax-related issues in India, it was perhaps surprising when on Wednesday a company executive spoke out in favour of the regulatory regime there, intimating that Europe would do well to follow in the country's footsteps when it comes to spectrum allocation. Speaking at Connected Europe 2017 in Lisbon, Vodafone Group public policy head of spectrum Stephen Pentland gave a resounding "yes" to the question of whether it would be possible to have a single market for spectrum across Europe, although he admitted that most people in the industry do not agree with him…

Given Vodafone's recent tax-related issues in India, it was perhaps surprising when on Wednesday a company executive spoke out in favour of the regulatory regime there, intimating that Europe would do well to follow in the country's footsteps when it comes to spectrum allocation. Speaking at Connected Europe 2017 in Lisbon, Vodafone Group public policy head of spectrum Stephen Pentland gave a resounding "yes" to the question of whether it would be possible to have a single market for spectrum across Europe, although he admitted that most people in the industry do not agree with him…

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