Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Digital dividend spectrum part II: the re-allocation

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 12 June 15

TV industry beware as GSMA says ITU should allocate UHF band for both broadcast and mobile services.

GSMA big cheese Anne Bouverot this week urged the European Commission not to hang about with coordinating the release of 700-MHz spectrum. The director general of the industry group has also called for Brussels to bring forward its review of sub-700-MHz spectrum and to support its call for the ITU to allocate the UHF band for both broadcast and mobile use at November's WRC-15. At present the sub-700 MHz band is not harmonised for mobile use. With co-primary allocation, "national governments will retain the option of reallocating more spectrum to mobile if required," said Bouverot on Thursday. &quot…

GSMA big cheese Anne Bouverot this week urged the European Commission not to hang about with coordinating the release of 700-MHz spectrum. The director general of the industry group has also called for Brussels to bring forward its review of sub-700-MHz spectrum and to support its call for the ITU to allocate the UHF band for both broadcast and mobile use at November's WRC-15. At present the sub-700 MHz band is not harmonised for mobile use. With co-primary allocation, "national governments will retain the option of reallocating more spectrum to mobile if required," said Bouverot on Thursday. &quot…

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