700 Mhz

Ofcom: 700 MHz clearance on track for 2020 completion

The UK reallocation of 700 MHz spectrum from TV to mobile broadband is on track to be completed by the end of Q2, 2020, according to Ofcom’s group director of spectrum. Giving an update on 700 MHz at the DTG Summit in London yesterday, Philip Marnick said that the clearance programme is on target to […]

Freeview kicks off 700MHz clearance with Selkirk BBC move

Freeview is to quietly begin the process of clearing the 700MHz spectrum – which it is being forced to relinquish by Ofcom to make way for mobile services – in the Scottish Borders at the beginning of March. BBC channels broadcast from the Selkirk transmitter will change frequencies on the morning of March 1. Viewers […]

EU institutions agree plan to allocate 700MHz band to mobile in 2020

European institutions have agreed on a plan to coordinate the use of 700MHz band – hitherto used for digital-terrestrial broadcasting – fore mobile applications. The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission have agreed on how to coordinate the use of the 700 MHz band across European borders, which they believe will facilitate the […]

Digital UK: 700 MHz clearance unaffected by Brexit vote

The clearance of Freeview channels from the 700MHz spectrum band is expected to be unaffected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU, according to Digital UK. In its annual update report on digital terrestrial television, Digital UK chair Caroline Thomson said that work has already begun to ensure the transition is completed “on time […]

Ofcom sets 2020 clearance target for 700 MHz spectrum

Ofcom has set out plans to clear the 700 MHz spectrum band that is currently used for digital terrestrial television (DTT) by no later than the second quarter of 2020. The UK broadcast regulator said in a document titled ‘maximising the benefits of 700MHz clearance’ that clearing the band as soon as possible for mobile […]

Mobile allocation confirmed for 700 MHz spectrum in Europe

The 700 MHz spectrum-band has been reallocated from broadcast to mobile use in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, the ITU has confirmed. In a decision made at the currently in-session World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), the 694-790 MHz frequency band in ITU Region-1 will be allocated to mobile broadband. The International Telecommunication Union […]

France’s ARCEP completes first day of 700MHz auction

French telecom regulator ARCEP has announced the successful completion of the first day of its auction of 700MHz spectrum. The auction saw the achievement of a price of €451 million for a block of 5MHz of 700MHz spectrum at the seventh round. ARCEP said the auction would continue today (Tuesday) with an eighth round because […]

Germany kicks of 700 MHz spectrum auction

German regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, yesterday kicked off its auction of the 700 MHz spectrum, which is being reallocated on a Europe-wide basis from broadcast to mobile broadband use. In the first of a wave of anticipated 700 MHz auctions from European Union countries, Germany is allowing bids from Telefónica Germany, Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone in […]

DTT to remain pre-eminent platform in Europe

DTT will remain the pre-eminent TV viewing platform in Europe “for the foreseeable future,” despite radio-frequency spectrum pressures, according to a new report.  The ‘Roadmap for the evolution of DTT’ study, co-authored by Digital TV standards body DigiTAG and Analysys Mason, said that the re-allocation of the 700 MHz band will reduce the total spectrum available […]