In a statement it says: “As the TV service continues to be provided in the adjacent band 470 to 694 MHz (to those allocated for 5G services), situations have been identified in some tests that are affected by the alignment between the locations of the base stations of the mobile network and the DTT broadcasting centres.
“The CNMC considers that the approval of the Draft Order is urgent, so that mobile operators can begin the deployment of 5G technology using the 700 MHz band, without affecting the existing reception conditions of the television broadcasting service that it continues to be provided in the adjacent band 470 to 694 MHz. For this reason, the Draft Order is valued very positively, but it makes a series of modification proposals to, precisely, improve and expand the information accessible to the citizen”.
The regulator concludes by saying it “proposes that the minimum communication and dissemination actions that operators must carry out be indicated and developed. It is considered that, at least, the use of television channels should be included as a tool for informing citizens about the procedure for resolving incidents caused by interference. These information campaigns should be carried out through a broad initial campaign, followed by reinforcement campaigns, while the main actions of switching on stations are carried out”.