LTE (Long Term Evolution)

You may be aware that 4G mobile communications - so called LTE (Long term Evolution) - are being launched in Europe in a number of bands, including 790-862MHz following analogue TV switch off.

As this frequency band is adjacent to the existing Short Range Devices band 863-870MHz, the UK administration (OFCOM) is offering industry the opportunity to test the coexistence of their equipment with LTE at the OFCOM facilities at Baldock radio station until 29th June 2012.

OFCOM has recorded LTE transmissions in blocks A, B and C with various data-rates from 12.5kb/s to 20Mb/s.

This is a unique opportunity for industry to evaluate the real impact of LTE emissions on their equipment especially those that are already on the market and also to prepare for the future as LTE will be widely deployed throughout Europe in the future.

Please find enclosed OFCOM test proposals.

Location : Baldock Radio Station Royston Road Baldock Herts SG7 6SH 01462 428500 (map)

The facility will be able to provide the following:

  • Conductive testing / measurement of LTE signals
  • Over the air measurements ‘in-building’ test environment
  • Over the air Open Area Test Site
  • A dedicated Lab
  • Dedicated Ofcom test operator to operate Ofcom apparatus and to ensure consistency

In order to reserve a date for your tests, please contact directly 

Roberta Briant
Stakeholder & Communications Manager
Spectrum Clearance and Awards Programme
Spectrum Policy Group
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA

020 7981 3000”

Posted on 12/04/2012