New Ofcom Consultations December 2014

Please find below two new Ofcom Consultations.

Please note “Consultation One” - usage of this band is restricted to the UK.

As always we welcome your comments about these issues.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you again to please reserve your place for the LPRA’s Radio Solutions Conference 2015 The limited number of delegate places are being booked up and ETSI have yet to mailshot their own members so we expect the FREE event to be oversubscribed. To avoid disappointment please register your interest in attending today.


Strategic Review of UHF Spectrum 420-470 MHz: UHF Bands 1 and 2

Call for Input published 04|12|2014
This Call for Inputs forms part of our strategic review of the 420-470 MHz band (also known as UHF bands 1 and 2). In this document, we explain how the current uses and configuration of this band brings about challenges for its efficient management, with particular implications for managing congestion, future competing demand, and interference.

We are publishing alongside this Call for Inputs a report from Aegis examining these matters. We have also developed a broad programme of work designed to develop our understanding and support future decisions for managing the 420-470 MHz band.

This document invites comments from stakeholders on Aegis’s findings, as well as other input which stakeholders consider relevant to our analysis of the 420-470 MHz band, including our proposed work programme for the next phase of our strategic review.
PDF available on the following link:
Closing date for responses 19th February 2015

Ofcom has published a further analysis of potential coexistence issues between new mobile broadband services in the 2.3 GHz band and Wi-Fi and other services in the neighbouring 2.4 GHz band. 

This follows a consultation published in February 2014.

The Ministry of Defence is releasing the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands to Ofcom for award in late 2015 or early 2016, through an auction, as part of the Public Sector Spectrum Release programme. We expect both award bands to be of interest to mobile network operators wanting to provide extra capacity for mobile broadband.
PDF available on the following link: