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Read this: DTG :: News :: DCMS wants DTT and mobile spectrum users to 'co-exist happily'

Summary: The UK government's head of spectrum planning wants digital terrestrial TV and mobile platforms to reach a deal on sharing sub-700MHz frequencies without regulators getting involved. The 3.4GHz band is currently used for wireless broadband in six countries including the UK, Canada and Spain. Ofcom wants to release 190MHz of spectrum currently reserved for the Ministry of Defence, with a consultation on the proposed auction open until January 23, 2015. - link

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Sunday, 9 November 2014
Mike Goodall

10:27 AM

Oh dear, they'll be nothing left of the entire radio spectrum soon for anyone but mobile operators. They should never have let them have the top of the UHF band; that should have been reserved for extra MUXs for expansion of terrestrial TV. For those who think that terrestrial TV will be dead in a few years and everyone will be receiving it via the internet, I don't think so. The internet structure in this country would need to evolve massively before that could happen and I doubt there would be enough capacity to make it work for decades. And why should we be forced to buy new equipment every few years in order to watch TV? The terrestrial digital TV services work well and cover the majority of the country.
Successive governments have hacked away at our radio spectrum to make way for firstly pagers and then mobile services just to put a few more pounds into the government coffers, with no concern for existing or future needs.

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