Spain Starts 5G And DTT Compatibility Tests In The 700 MHz Band

The test, which starts today Monday and will last four weeks, will be conducted along with mobile operators and equipment manufacturers in the municipalities of Alcázar de San Juan and La Solana, in the province of Ciudad Real. This trial is intended to assess whether the use of the 700 MHz band for the deployment of 5G may have any influence on DTT broadcasts using the 470 MHz to 694 MHz band, according to the Ministry led by Nadia Calviño. The tests are being carried out prior to the allocation of these frequencies, which will be done via auction next July. The government has already announced it will extend the term of the new frequency licences for 5G from 20 to 40 years, which will allow operators more leeway to amortise the investments made in the deployment of networks.

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Euro 2020 – A Football Tournament Where The Big Players Come From China And The US

Simon Chadwick and Paul Widdop via The Conversation | While fans will have their eyes firmly fixed on the efforts of players worth billions of pounds on the field, another big money game will be taking place off it. The Euros is one of the world’s biggest sport events, and a bonanza for corporate sponsors and partners. The underdogs in this big-money corporate competition appear to be the Europeans themselves. For an event being staged in countries including England, Italy, Spain and Romania, UEFA draws very few of its sponsors from the continent. Instead, it is clear that organisations from China and the US have both the financial muscle and the tactical brains to successfully dominate the tournament.

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What Do Rising Bond Yields Mean For The US Stock Market?

Sean Markowitcz (Schroders) |  Since the 1970s, there have been approximately 11 rising yield cycles. Yet, contrary to popular belief, these periods were overwhelmingly positive for the stock market. For example, US equities delivered a positive total return in nine of these episodes, with an annualised average performance of 13.4%.

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“I am Surprised That There Are So Few Open Banking Fintechs In Spain”

“Traditionally, financial services were provided by banks – in many countries three or four institutions have 80 or 85% of the market, and they do not always have a focus on financial inclusion – but that is no longer the case and there are new providers, such as ‘ANT FInancial’ in China or ‘Mercado Libre’ in Latin America, which started with payments and now offer a wide range of services. That is why open banking is important for the World Bank, because it favours competition and financial inclusion”, says Nuria Aliño, advisor to the World Bank.

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