Sunday, 23 July 2017

Ofcom targets Q2 2020 for clearing 700 MHz band

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 11 March 16

U.K. regulator wrangles with complexities of reallocating digital TV, PMSE services to new frequencies.

Ofcom on Friday launched a consultation with the aim of clearing the 700 MHz band for mobile services by the second quarter of 2020, earlier than originally envisioned. Indeed, in May 2014, when the U.K. telco watchdog first proposed reallocating the spectrum, it said it hoped to complete the process by 2022 or sooner. Incidentally, the U.K. government has also pledged to spend £550 million (€708 million) over the next five years to free up the frequencies…

Ofcom on Friday launched a consultation with the aim of clearing the 700 MHz band for mobile services by the second quarter of 2020, earlier than originally envisioned. Indeed, in May 2014, when the U.K. telco watchdog first proposed reallocating the spectrum, it said it hoped to complete the process by 2022 or sooner. Incidentally, the U.K. government has also pledged to spend £550 million (€708 million) over the next five years to free up the frequencies…

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