Wacken Open Air – a mega festival

What about wireless microphones?

Festival visitors consider good mobile reception very important: Only this way can the experience be shared with others by means of videos and photos on a smartphone and the internet and social media be accessed. In Germany, however, a wide … Weiterlesen

The Rio Olympics - or:

Why it’s so difficult to get a frequency

SOS wants more frequencies for radio microphones. Actually it’s very simple: frequencies are allocated by the relevant national frequency authority. Or are they? – Unfortunately, not entirely. This is because the frequency assignment authorities are the last agencies in a … Weiterlesen

Interview with technology expert, Professor Georg Fischer

“Digital Dividend 3” is not needed for mobile communications

In recent years, the volume of data handled by mobile communications has massively increased, resulting in operators demanding more of the transmission frequency spectrum. Digital Dividend 1 and 2 (among others) have already given mobile communications providers more of the … Weiterlesen

World Radiocommunication Conference: rejection of 'Digital Dividend 3' until 2026

Postponed does not mean abandoned

No ‘Digital Dividend 3’ until 2026 and exclusive use of frequencies 470 – 694 MHz for terrestrial television and professional wireless productions (Programme Making and Special Events, PMSE). That was the decision of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), which ended … Weiterlesen

Interview with APWPT President Matthias Fehr on the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015

Battle for spectrum enters its next crucial round

Following the auction of “Digital Dividends 2” to the mobile telephone network operators, users and manufacturers of wireless production technologies repeatedly find themselves confronted with significant losses of spectrum. This acute shortage of frequencies is threatening the culture and creative … Weiterlesen