Ofcom is preparing for the reasignment of further spectrum for mobile data services. The regulator says its plans seek to ensure the long-term future of digital terrestrial television (DTT), but doing so will require viewers to retune and some may also need new aerials.
Ireland’s sale of spectrum largely drawn from the country’s recent analogue switch-off has secured €855 million for the Irish Exchequer.
A reserve price of £1.3 billion has been put on the sale of 4G spectrum by the regulator Ofcom.
Cable Europe has said today that the latest research into the use of LTE technology points to a new risk for interference as moves to allocate new spectrum continue to be debated.
The EBU has called on European decision makers to support developments in terrestrial broadcasting and to take into account the complementary nature of broadband.