The Race for 5G

Posted on 10th April 2018

5G, the next generation of mobile wireless communications, isn’t set to roll out in the UK until 2020, but networks are ahead of the game. With EE’s Chief Executive predicting that 5G is only 18 months away in February, last week Ofcom auctioned spectrum to provide space for the coming generation of mobile networks. Who are the winners and losers?

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Access Partnership to Lead Discussion at DSA Global Summit on 1 May in London

Posted on 9th April 2018

The Summit will discuss spectrum-sharing methods and models, and explore how spectrum-sharing regulatory regimes across a variety of complementary spectrum bands can be coordinated to lower the cost of broadband; allowing 5G and Internet of Things deployments and helping to connect the next 4 billion to the digital economy.

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Brexit Brief: Brexit at Half Time

Posted on 4th April 2018

Brexit negotiations reached new heights of tension yesterday as a row launched over Britain’s access to Galileo, the EU’s global navigation satellite system.

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US Proposes Tariffs On USD 50 Billion of Chinese Goods

Posted on 4th April 2018

The US Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday released its proposed list of Chinese products that would be subject to a 25% tariff. The action further escalates trade tensions between China and the United States.

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US and China Inch Towards Trade War

Posted on 4th April 2018

On 22 March 2018, President Trump signed an executive memorandum calling for retaliatory tariffs of up to USD 60 billion in Chinese imports. According to the White House, the new measures are to penalise China for stealing American companies’ intellectual property and will target China’s high-tech products sector. The US Trade Representative recommended these measures following a rarely-used Section 301 investigation. The memorandum also called for investment restrictions and a new WTO challenge to Chinese practices.

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Four Takeaways From The Satellite Finance Network Conference 2018

Posted on 3rd April 2018

The Access Partnership team attended the Satellite Finance Network (SFN) Conference 2018 on 28 March in London. From the Space Industry Act to financing the next generation space systems, check out our top four takeaways from the event.

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BBC Afrique: La Condamnation de Khalifa Sall le Député Maire de Dakar

Posted on 2nd April 2018

Our Director for Africa Abdou Lo spoke to BBC Africa on the conviction of leading Senegalese politician and Mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, who was handed a five-year jail term for fraud, a sentence that will rule him out of the presidential election next year. Listen to the interview here (in French).

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