OFCOM CONSULTATION: Draft regulations to enable use of white space devices in the UHF TV band under a licence-exemption regime 6th NOVEMBER 2015
Ofcom is consulting on draft regulations to enable use of white space devices in the UHF TV band under a licence-exemption regime, implementing a decision announced in February.
‘White spaces’ are gaps in the radio spectrum in frequency bands, which can be used to offer new wireless applications to benefit consumers and businesses.
The white spaces covered by the draft regulations are in frequencies currently used for digital terrestrial TV and wireless microphones, among other services, in the 470 MHz – 790 MHz spectrum band. Use of white space devices would be permitted on the basis that the devices meet certain technical conditions.
To avoid harmful interference being caused to existing spectrum users, devices will need to communicate with databases that will apply rules, set by Ofcom, to put limits on the power levels at which devices can operate.
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The deadline to submit responses for this consultation is 7th December 2015.
This issue is on the Agenda at the LPRA Council Meeting on the 16th November 2015, if you have any comments on the proposal please advise The Secretariat by close of business on Friday 13th November so that they can be raised and discussed at the meeting.