techUK Insights RSS Feed - http://www.techuk.org techUK RSS feed for insights content. en Copyright (C) 2015 techUK.org http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/13935-new-spf-report-cyber-spectrum-resilience-framework New SPF Report: Cyber-Spectrum Resilience-Framework http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/13935-new-spf-report-cyber-spectrum-resilience-framework Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:17:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org 10-step Cyber-Spectrum Resilience Framework for spectrum users to minimise the spectrum threat to their businesses <h2><strong><a href="https://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/13935?file=QIN0379_Cyber_Spectrum_Resilience_Framework_Whitepaper_V6_13935.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMzkzNS1uZXctc3BmLXJlcG9ydC1jeWJlci1zcGVjdHJ1bS1yZXNpbGllbmNlLWZyYW1ld29yaw=="><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/SPF%20Report%20-Cyber-Spectrum%20Resilience%20Framework.PNG" style="float:right; height:352px; width:250px"></a>New UK Spectrum Policy Forum paper identifies 10-step Cyber-Spectrum Resilience Framework for spectrum users to minimise the spectrum threat to their businesses and contribute to the overall national cyber resilience strategy.</strong></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The new paper - <strong>Cyber-Spectrum Resilience-Framework</strong> - prepared by QinetiQ on behalf of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, provides information and guidance to spectrum users, managers and installers to help them make informed decisions and contribute to the overall cyber resilience strategy.</p> <p>Radio spectrum access, which underpins the UK&rsquo;s economy and provides significant social value, is part of the UK&rsquo;s (soft) infrastructure. Consequently, spectrum access should be appropriately resilient from malicious or accidental disruptions and the necessary spectrum protection measures should be implemented by businesses and users to ensure that the services they provide meet their needs.</p> <p>The denial of spectrum access, through jamming, spoofing or hacking, either accidentally or intentionally, can result in similar effects to cyber denial of service attacks (DDoS).</p> <p>To help keep spectrum-using systems safe, the paper includes the below ten-point checklist for spectrum users, managers and installers:</p> <ol><li><strong>Spectrum Audits</strong>: Do you know what frequencies you are using and why?</li> <li><strong>Impact assessment</strong>: Do you know what would the impact be on your business if you lost access to spectrum?</li> <li><strong>Detect/Monitor/Record</strong>: Are you checking the availability and usage of your frequencies?</li> <li><strong>Respond and Recover</strong>: Have you got a plan for getting back to business as usual after an interruption to your spectrum access?</li> <li><strong>Reporting</strong>: How and when do you report disruption?</li> <li><strong>Practice</strong>: Have you stress tested your system and your response and recovery plans?</li> <li><strong>Awareness</strong>: Are your staff aware of potential threats to spectrum availability?</li> <li><strong>Update</strong>: Do you implement regular updates?</li> <li><strong>Qualified personnel</strong>: Do you ensure that you are using suitably qualified personnel (SQP) to configure and control your systems?</li> <li><strong>Board responsibility</strong>: Do your Directors take responsibility for spectrum resilience?</li> </ol><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>David Meyer, Chair of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum</strong> <strong>said</strong>:</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Digital is the fastest growing part of the UK&rsquo;s economy and connectivity underpins almost every sector. Businesses and services are increasingly reliant on wireless technology - from banking IT systems and transport communications, to industrial manufacturing and AI. It&rsquo;s therefore vital that these services are resilient from accidental or malicious interference.</em></p> <p><em>The UK Spectrum Policy Forum&rsquo;s broad membership&nbsp;enables us to</em><em> address strategic spectrum issues and provide advice to Government and Ofcom on industry and user views around key spectrum policy issues</em><em>. This Cyber-Spectrum Resilience Framework provides a 10-point check list for Government, businesses and organisations to enable informed decision-making to help ensure that their services can continue to be provided un-interrupted.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u>Further information</u></p> <p>The development of this cyber-spectrum resilience framework was a key recommendation of the recent&nbsp;SPF <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12165-report-what-does-the-uk-need-to-do-to-pursue-its-spectrum-resilience-objectives">Spectrum Resilience White Paper</a>, which was developed by QinetiQ for the SPF. Based on the outcomes of UK Spectrum Policy Forum workshops the paper demonstrated the need to conduct system level testing to ensure that unexpected (ripple or cascade) effects can be understood and mitigated.</p> <p>The EU Directive (2016/1148) on the security of <a href="https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/introduction-nis-directive">Network and Information Systems Directive</a> (NISD), which came into force in the UK in May 2018, aims to improve the security of network and information systems across the EU. The NISD requires that significant disruption to service provision is reported within a pre-defined period or fines may be levied. It is important to note that the NISD does not confine the causes of the disturbance to wired infrastructure.</p> <hr><p><strong>About the UK Spectrum Policy Forum:</strong></p> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum&nbsp;</a>is the industry sounding board to address strategic spectrum issues and to provide advice to Government and Ofcom on industry and user views around key spectrum policy issues. The SPF is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and has over 240 members drawn from mobile and broadcasting, space and transport, equipment manufacturers and public services.&nbsp; The SPF&rsquo;s broad membership working together enables us to engage with challenging questions about how to get better value from spectrum use at the national and international level.&nbsp;A&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board">Steering Board&nbsp;</a>performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13932-uk-spf-cluster-2-innovation-licensing-rural-enterprise UK SPF Cluster 2: Innovation Licensing: Rural/Enterprise http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13932-uk-spf-cluster-2-innovation-licensing-rural-enterprise Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:55:56 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org UK SPF Cluster 2 workshop on spectrum licensing for Rural, Enterprise Access including Neutral Host <p><!-- <script src="/templates/t3_blank/js/all.min.js"></script>-->UK SPF Cluster 2: Innovation Licensing: Rural/Enterprise<!-- META FOR IOS & HANDHELD --><!-- Social Meta --><!-- KKK --><!-- Le HTML5 shim, for IE6-8 support of HTML5 elements --><!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src="//html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/ltie9.css" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !IE]><!--><!-- Added for issue with wk-slidshow for IE9 and IE8 --><!--[if lte IE 9]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/lteie9.css" /> <![endif]--><iframe frameborder="0" height="0px" id="stSegmentFrame" name="stSegmentFrame" scrolling="no" width="0px"></iframe><!--StartFragment--></p> <p><u>Agenda</u></p> <p><strong>Tiered Sharing Models</strong> <strong>- Who is/are the incumbents and differing strategies</strong><br> Peter Curnow-Ford, UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2 Chair</p> <iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/9PHX1H3PVhxgeI" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" allowfullscreen> </iframe> <div style="margin-bottom:5px"> <strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/9PHX1H3PVhxgeI" title="Peter curnow ford" target="_blank">Peter curnow ford</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong> </div> <ul><li><strong>Review of CBRS (and the most recent developments in the US e.g. region sizes, and possibilities in 3.7-4.2GHz) US perspectives:</strong></li> </ul><div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/vyuW3UjEn5OjhU" target="_blank" title="Kurt Schaubach">Kurt Schaubach</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/vyuW3UjEn5OjhU" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Dave Wright, Director, Regulatory Affairs &amp; Network Standards, Ruckus Wireless &#8203;(President of OnGo, CBRS Alliance)</li> </ul><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/toCae8TW3xEmtH" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/toCae8TW3xEmtH" target="_blank" title="Dave Wright">Dave Wright</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><strong>Future enterprise networking requirements &amp; the implications for spectrum policy</strong></li> </ul><p>Dean Bubley, Disruptive Analysis</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/6zZW7ihiHk93wI" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/6zZW7ihiHk93wI" target="_blank" title="Dean Bubley ">Dean Bubley </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><strong>Spectrum sharing models for 5G, and implications for rural coverage</strong></li> </ul><p>Adam Leach, Nominet</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/oKjgub4xeBGlHd" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/oKjgub4xeBGlHd" target="_blank" title="Adam Leach">Adam Leach</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><strong>5G, what's in it for rural Britain?&#8203;</strong></li> </ul><p>David Happy, Independent</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/oL6HeMNwcZ6b59" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/oL6HeMNwcZ6b59" target="_blank" title="Dave Happy">Dave Happy</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><strong>Licensing in the 3400-4200 MHz&nbsp;and&nbsp;mmwave bands in Europe</strong></li> </ul><p>Reza Karimi, Huawei (representing the GSA)&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/txqTtQXjwMb2Ul" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/txqTtQXjwMb2Ul" target="_blank" title="Reza Karimi">Reza Karimi</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.&nbsp;SPF workshops are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/13929-techuk-response-to-uk-preparations-for-wrc-19 techUK response to UK preparations for WRC-19 http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/13929-techuk-response-to-uk-preparations-for-wrc-19 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:28:46 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org techUK responds to Ofcom's consultation on UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 <p>techUK's <a href="https://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions">Communications Infrastructure Council</a> has responded to Ofcom's <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/uk-preparations-wrc-19">consultation document </a>which set out the key issues that will be considered at the conference and why they matter to the UK.&nbsp;The next WRC will take place in November 2019 and Ofcom represents the UK at WRCs.</p> <p>The use of radio spectrum, and its role in today&rsquo;s technology focused society, has never been so important. Most of us make direct use of spectrum in our everyday lives when we use mobile/smart phones, laptops, tablets and when we watch television (which may receive signals from transmitters on the ground or from satellites that orbit the earth). Outside these more familiar examples, radio spectrum is also used for many other purposes including for aviation, maritime and by the scientific community for the detection of emissions from space (radio astronomy) or from the earth itself.</p> <p>To assist this usage, frequency band harmonisation plays a pivotal role. The most important global spectrum harmonisation activity are World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs), of the International Telecommunication Union. These Conferences are held approximately every four years and take key decisions concerning the identification and international harmonisation of spectrum bands.</p> <p><strong>techUK's response can be downloaded below [techUK member log-in required]</strong></p> <hr><p>Further information is available on <a href="https://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/programme_actions">techUK's Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13629-uk-spf-cluster-3-social-and-economic-value-2 UK SPF - Cluster 3: Social and Economic Value (2) http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13629-uk-spf-cluster-3-social-and-economic-value-2 Fri, 03 Aug 2018 10:53:17 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes: UK SPF - Cluster 3: Social and Economic Value (2) <p><!-- <script src="/templates/t3_blank/js/all.min.js"></script>-->UK SPF - Cluster 3: Social and Economic Value (2)<!-- META FOR IOS & HANDHELD --><!-- Social Meta --><!-- KKK --><!-- Le HTML5 shim, for IE6-8 support of HTML5 elements --><!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src="//html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/ltie9.css" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !IE]><!--><!-- Added for issue with wk-slidshow for IE9 and IE8 --><!--[if lte IE 9]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/lteie9.css" /> <![endif]--><iframe frameborder="0" height="0px" id="stSegmentFrame" name="stSegmentFrame" scrolling="no" width="0px"></iframe><!--StartFragment--></p> <p><strong>Date:</strong>&nbsp;Tuesday 31 July&nbsp;2018<br><strong>Time:</strong>&nbsp;15:00 - 17:00 (registration from 14:30)<br><strong>Venue:</strong>&nbsp;techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting LLP</p> <p>In 2012 DCMS published a report on the Impact of radio spectrum on the UK economy and factors influencing future spectrum demand. In 2014 the government published the UK spectrum strategy, which set a vision for use of spectrum to double its annual contribution to the economy by 2025 through offering business the access it needs to innovate and grow, and everyone in the UK the services they need to live their lives to the full. In 2015 the government commissioned an expert report on incorporating social value into spectrum allocation decisions. Against this backdrop Cluster 3 held a workshop on 29th March 2018 on economic and social value of spectrum. The workshop had two broad aims: to review developments since publication of the 2012 report; and to gather inputs from the spectrum using community on factors the government should consider when carrying out future studies on the social and economic impact of spectrum on the UK. Cluster 3 believes it is important to consider these issues now and is supportive of government carrying out a new study to assess progress to the vision set for 2025.</p> <p>In the March workshop, Philip Bates from Analysys Mason, an author of the 2012 report, presented on its findings and provided reflections on them in the light of developments since publication. William Webb provided inputs on the development of spectrum using services and in particular use of licence exempt spectrum, including sharing and white space technologies. Steve Jones from Avanti set out views from the satellite community on value of spectrum. Lastly, Mike Wilkinson, who is an independent consultant from New Zealand provided some international input and lessons. This next workshop continues the development of sector inputs with contributions on broadcasting, defence and amateur radio. Presenters will provide a view on the contribution of their sectors, likely developments and methodological aspects they believe should be taken into account in any future work.</p> <p>The output of the workshops will be summarised in a short report, which will draw attention to issues Cluster 3 believes government should consider when undertaking a future study.</p> <p><strong>Agenda:</strong></p> <p>Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting and Clsuter 3 Chair</p> <ul></ul><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/mp2K0iOH8N6exK" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><div> <p>Spectrum user perspectives on value</p> <ul><li>Broadcasting &ndash; Helen Charles, BBC</li> </ul></div> <p>&#8203;<iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/GnNWaySgiTn0q2" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <ul><li>Defence &ndash; Lisa Roper, MOD</li> </ul></div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/pyPhlWeffkCMt" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Panel discussion (All)</li> <li>Next steps&nbsp;</li> </ul><hr><p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.&nbsp;SPF workshops are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p> <p>"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the <a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-rule#">Chatham House Rule</a>, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed."</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/13599-spf-report-uhf-band-694-960mhz SPF Report: UHF Band 694-960MHz http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/13599-spf-report-uhf-band-694-960mhz Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:19:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org New UK Spectrum Policy Forum Study identifies recommendations for long-term spectrum policy at a national and European level in UHF Band 694-960MHz. <h2><!--[if gte IE 8]--><!--[endif]-->O<!--StartFragment-->verall capacity benefits gained from defragmentation would be small compared to the gains promised by future technology developments such as 5G and the use of higher frequency bands, according to a report published today by the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, authored by LS telcom UK.&nbsp;</h2> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/SPF%20UHF%20band%20report.JPG" style="float:right; height:423px; width:300px">The future-looking study &ndash; Study on UHF Band (694-960MHz) &ndash; by LS telcom UK was commissioned by the UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF)&nbsp; to examine the practicality, feasibility and implications of defragmenting the UHF band 694 to 960 MHz.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The study was initiated by the SPF in response to radical proposals to re-plan the 694 to 960 MHz band to remove the current fragmentation &ndash; the proposals claimed that such re-planning could potentially deliver considerable benefits such as increased capacity, future proofed spectrum and securing access for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services below 694 MHz.&nbsp;</p> <p>The LS telcom UK study found that the overall capacity benefits gained from the proposed defragmentation would be small compared to the gains promised by future technology developments, such as 5G, and the use of higher frequency bands. Furthermore, LS telcom determined that the proposed defragmentation would impose a considerable cost burden on mobile network operators, who would need to upgrade every base station in their network, for a fractional increase in capacity.&nbsp;</p> <p>From the key findings presented in the UHF Band&#8239;(694 &ndash; 960 MHz)&#8239;study, the UK Spectrum Policy Forum presents the following recommendations:&#8239;&nbsp;</p> <ul><li> <p>The SPF recommends that HMG/ Ofcom should at WRC19 support an agenda item for WRC23 that reviews how UHF 470-960MHz is&#8239;used, and&#8239;considers how that band can deliver best value beyond 2030.&#8239;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>The review should take note of the findings in the LS Telcom report on use of the upper frequencies by mobile: while the limited number of options analysed in this report show the challenges of achieving major gains in value from radical&#8239;replanning, they also provide useful insights for further thinking in this area.</p> </li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Saul Friedner, project manager and associate director of spectrum services at LS telcom, said: "This was a challenging project due to the future looking nature and the requirement to determine what a mobile network might look like in 2030. Whichever way we looked at the problem we could see no significant justification to undertake such a defragmentation exercise".&nbsp;</p> <p>David Meyer, chair of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum said: &ldquo;The Spectrum Policy Forum&rsquo;s broad membership&#8239;enables us to work together&#8239;and engage&#8239;with challenging questions about how to get the best value we can from spectrum use at the national and international level.&#8239;&nbsp;</p> <p>The provisional agenda for ITU WRC-23 includes a review of mobile and broadcasting requirements in the 470-960 MHz band.&#8239;This agenda item presents an opportunity to develop long-term spectrum policy at a national and European level in relation to this frequency range.&#8239;&nbsp;</p> <p>This SPF-commissioned report determined that significant benefits from major changes within the 694-960MHz do not seem likely in the mid to long term. Should there be changes to the co-primary users of the band in response to business needs, the position for the band beyond 2030 should be reviewed.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/13599?file=SPF_Report_UHF_Band_694-960MHz_13599.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGVjaHVrLm9yZy9pbnNpZ2h0cy9yZXBvcnRzL2l0ZW0vMTM1OTktc3BmLXJlcG9ydC11aGYtYmFuZC02OTQtOTYwbWh6"><strong>The study is available to download below</strong>.</a><br><em>(If you are having an issue with downloading the report, please get in touch with Skye MacLeod - contact details below.)</em></p> <p><!--[if gte IE 8]--><!--[endif]-->Further information:</p> <p><!--StartFragment-->The recent Digital UK sponsored study (Aetha, Nov 2017) that looked at potential long-term options to reconfigure mobile in the 694-960MHz range was an interesting early input to this debate. The report has garnered international interest with the Australian regulator (ACMA) reportedly investigating the potential of a defragmentation dividend when considering options of sub-1GHz band optimisation. This SPF study on UHF Band (694 - 960 MHz) therefore considers in more detail and responds to some of the suggestions within the Aetha study, including the practical feasibility of migrating to a large FDD band, three TDD bands, or an all TDD plan.<!--EndFragment--></p> <hr><p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="https://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum </a>is the industry sounding board to address strategic spectrum issues and to provide advice to Government and Ofcom on industry and user views around key spectrum policy issues. The SPF is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and has over 240 members drawn from mobile and broadcasting, space and transport, equipment manufacturers and public services.&nbsp; The SPF&rsquo;s broad membership working together enables us to engage with challenging questions about how to get better value from spectrum use at the national and international level.&nbsp;A <a href="https://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board">Steering Board </a>performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> <p>(<em>If you are having an issue with downloading the report, please get in touch with Skye MacLeod - contact details below.)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:harri.turnbull@techuk.org">harri.turnbull@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13541-techuk-initial-response-to-future-telecoms-infrastructure-review techUK initial response to Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13541-techuk-initial-response-to-future-telecoms-infrastructure-review Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:50:13 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org A strong digital infrastructure is essential to enabling citizens and businesses the connectivity needed to take advantage of the digital world <p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport (DCMS) today announced the publication of the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-telecoms-infrastructure-review">Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review</a>, which addresses key questions that could affect the development of the UK&rsquo;s digital infrastructure such as the convergence between fixed and mobile technologies, the roll out of 5G and the transition from copper to full fibre networks to ensure world class connectivity.</p> <p>The review is set out in 5 sections that presents the evidence that DCMS have considered, the analysis and the conclusions:</p> <ul><li>Section 1 discusses the governments ambitions and the introduction into the FTIR report;</li> <li>Section 2 discusses the full fibre market and sets out the policies and market conditions that are required to underpin investment to achieve Government targets;</li> <li>Section 3 discusses the 5G market and sets out the policies and market conditions required to underpin investment in 5G networks and services;</li> <li>Section 4 discusses convergence in fixed and mobile markets, and how policies will seek to unlock the benefits of convergence;</li> <li>Section 5 sets out the next steps to deliver world class digital connectivity for the whole of the UK.</li> </ul><p><strong>Skye MacLeod, techUK's Head of Spectrum Policy Forum and Telecoms commented: </strong>"<em>A strong digital infrastructure is essential to enabling citizens and businesses the connectivity needed to take advantage of the digital world. techUK therefore welcomes the launch of the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) in engaging with the market and policy conditions that will have an impact on the development of the UK&rsquo;s digital infrastructure. The FTIR sets out ambitious targets for fibre and 5G networks - key to this will be in reducing deployment costs through consideration of ducts and pole access, multi-utility passive sharing opportunities for fixed and mobile, and alternative networks. These policy and regulatory approaches are important in enabling greater investment in future telecoms infrastructure.</em></p> <p><em>The <a href="https://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">Spectrum Policy Forum</a>, supported by techUK, is a pro-active industry-led 'sounding board' to UK Government and Ofcom on future policy and approaches on spectrum. The SPF is currently discussing the impact of new services and technologies, spectrum access and sharing mechanisms, and spectrum value and efficiency. With workshops and reports in development on these issues, the SPF looks forward to providing DCMS with the cross-industry insight to enhance the social and economic value of spectrum in the UK.</em></p> <p><em>techUK&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure">Communications Infrastructure Council</a> looks forward to working with DCMS through forums such as the Local Connectivity Group to provide industry insight in enabling greater connectivity across the UK and ensuring the UK&rsquo;s global competitiveness."</em></p> <hr><p>You can find out more on the techUK's Communications Infrastructure Council and the UK Spectrum Policy Forum and how to get involved in our work.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13417-uk-spf-cluster-1-future-spectrum-demand-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 1: Future Spectrum Demand - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13417-uk-spf-cluster-1-future-spectrum-demand-meeting-notes Tue, 03 Jul 2018 09:26:48 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The second in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting covered the topics of digital TV, PMSE and business radio. <p><!-- <script src="/templates/t3_blank/js/all.min.js"></script>-->UK SPF - Cluster 1: Future Spectrum Demand (2/3)<!-- META FOR IOS & HANDHELD --><!-- Social Meta --><!-- KKK --><!-- Le HTML5 shim, for IE6-8 support of HTML5 elements --><!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src="//html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/ltie9.css" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !IE]><!--><!-- Added for issue with wk-slidshow for IE9 and IE8 --><!--[if lte IE 9]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/lteie9.css" /> <![endif]--><iframe frameborder="0" height="0px" id="stSegmentFrame" name="stSegmentFrame" scrolling="no" width="0px"></iframe>&nbsp;- meeting notes<!--StartFragment--></p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 28 June 2018<br><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br><strong>Chair:</strong> Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason</p> <p>These presentations are from the second in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting covered the topics of digital TV, PMSE and business radio and the presentations are available embedded and&nbsp;PDF.</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p> <p><strong>Introductions and aim of workshop</strong><br> Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/8H4rzsMOkZ2A1Y" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <p><strong>PMSE in UHF</strong><br> Presentation from Mark Waddell, Chair of the DTG PMSE Group</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/FtSt096vJ7K2Qw" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Future spectrum needs for DTT</strong><br> Presentation from Jon Steel, Digital UK</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/iFX2AmUE29LH3w" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Business radio spectrum needs</strong><br> Presentation from Tim Cull,&nbsp;FCS</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/hKq2UKoEPprhS5" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Emerging technology developments in the UHF band users and the impact on the future spectrum demand</strong><br> Presentation from Dr Abhaya Sumanasena, Real Wireless&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/9W0PMUxX0ruCjd" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Wrap up</strong><br> Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.&nbsp;SPF workshops are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p> <p>"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-rule">Chatham House Rule</a>, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed."</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13231-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-resilience-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Resilience meeting notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13231-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-resilience-meeting-notes Tue, 29 May 2018 10:55:24 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentations from recent SPF meeting on spectrum resilience. This meeting focused on developing a resilience framework document <p>A key recommendation of the recent&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12165-report-what-does-the-uk-need-to-do-to-pursue-its-spectrum-resilience-objectives">spectrum resilience white paper&nbsp;</a>(developed by QinetiQ for the SPF) is the development of a Spectrum resilience framework document. Ultimately the aim of the document is to guide spectrum users on what should be done to achieve a level of spectrum resilience.</p> <p>With&nbsp;guest presentations from&nbsp;<strong>Paul Howland,</strong><strong>&nbsp;Principal Scientist, DSTL</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Stephen Straughan,&nbsp;Critical National Infrastructure Team Leader,&nbsp;UK Space Agency,&nbsp;</strong>the&nbsp;workshop&nbsp;reviewed what is&nbsp;meant by resilience and what threats can be expected.&nbsp;The workshop will then address question that could form a Framework document such as:</p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Governance</strong>&nbsp;- Who owns the problem &ndash; what&rsquo;s the governance required?</p> <p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Assessment</strong>&nbsp;- How do you find out what business functions/assets use spectrum &ndash; where are the risk/threat areas? what are the attributes?</p> <p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Requirement</strong>&nbsp;- How do you assess what level of resilience is needed (Gold, Silver, Bronze)?</p> <p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Non-Spectrum Controls</strong>&nbsp;- What non-spectrum mitigation can be used (physical, procedural and technical controls)?</p> <p>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Spectrum Controls</strong>&nbsp;- What spectrum mitigations can be used?</p> <p>6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Paper Compliance</strong>&nbsp;- What could a spectrum resilience compliance regime look like?</p> <p>7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Spectrum compliance</strong>&nbsp;- How do you conduct a spectrum stress test?</p> <p><strong>Anil Shukla, QinetiQ</strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/tMN8Hk9X0eTj0F" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Paul Howland,</strong><strong>&nbsp;Principal Scientist, DSTL</strong><br><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/GQr5s8c0a3d2jh" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stephen Straughan,&nbsp;Critical National Infrastructure Team Leader,&nbsp;UK Space Agency </strong>(presentation available to download in PDF format below)<br><a href="https://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/13231?file=Stephen_Straughan_-%20CNI_Overview_-_UK_Space_Agency_13231.pdf&amp;Itemid=182&amp;return=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGVjaHVrLm9yZy9pbnNpZ2h0cy9tZWV0aW5nLW5vdGVzL2l0ZW0vMTMyMzEtdWstc3BlY3RydW0tcG9saWN5LWZvcnVtLXJlc2lsaWVuY2UtbWVldGluZy1ub3Rlcw=="><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Stephen%20Straughan%20-%c2%a0Critical%20National%20Infrastructure%20Overview%20-%20UK%20Space%20Agency%20-%20Front%20Page.JPG" style="height:451px; width:599px"></a></p> <hr><p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available. SPF workshop discussions&nbsp;are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13214-the-spectrum-behind-the-success-of-the-royal-wedding The Spectrum behind the success of the Royal Wedding http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13214-the-spectrum-behind-the-success-of-the-royal-wedding Thu, 24 May 2018 16:57:34 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org A speculative look at the use of spectrum during the Royal Wedding which made the day a success <p><strong>Imagine if the mics had squealed with feedback, or the live footage of The Kiss had cut out.</strong> Spectrum -&nbsp;essential for the use of&nbsp;wireless communications&nbsp;- is so intrinsically interwoven into everyday life and events that likely the only reason people would be talking about it is if something had gone disastrously wrong.</p> <p>A lot of planning and coordination went into the Royal Wedding and the events around it,&nbsp;and wireless communications would likely have played a key role in the day. &nbsp;For the wedding itself, security on the day, media and broadcasting, and the spectators in Windsor and those discussing it online &ndash; the Royal Wedding was the <a href="https://twitter.com/Ofcom/status/998511271136948224">largest number of spectrum users gathered in one open area&nbsp;in the UK since the London 2012 Olympic Games</a>.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s worth taking a few minutes to look behind the scenes and explore the wireless communications that would have made&nbsp;it possible more than <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonifitzgerald/2018/05/21/royal-wedding-ratings-how-many-people-watched-prince-harry-wed-meghan-markle/#34b8b15755c6">53 million</a>&nbsp;people to tune in to hear &ldquo;I will&rdquo; - and enable&nbsp;the Royal Wedding to be a success:</p> <p><strong>Wedding</strong><br> Some of the uses of wireless connectivity in the wedding were more evident than others &ndash; sharp-eyed viewers would have spotted lapel-mics attached to Bishop Michael Curry&rsquo;s robes during his fiery wedding address, and on the robes of the Archbishop of Canterbury as he proclaimed the couple husband and wife.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/Ofcom/status/998511271136948224"><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Royal%20Wedding.JPG" style="float:right; height:347px; width:400px"></a>Wireless microphones and walkie-talkies would have also been used behind the scenes of the event, from management staff, First Aid, Catering, Crowd marshals, Traffic marshals, Car parking and the crowd interviews (vox pop) by media. For these uses&nbsp;the organisers would have had to apply for a&nbsp;'Programme making and special events' (<a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radiocommunication-licences/pmse">PMSE</a>) licence.</p> <p>Even though Ofcom carefully manages the PMSE licenses, licence exempt and shared frequencies may sometimes have interference. Interference can be caused from other users on the same frequency as well as other sources such as lights, computers, atmospheric conditions and illegal users. Normal procedures are for users who are suffering interference to contact Ofcom as soon as possible to offer technical support to help resolve the issue. However, for this event members of Ofcom&rsquo;s spectrum assurance team were there on hand to deal with interference issues.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Security</strong><br> With such a public event that had many high-profile people in attendance, security on the day would have been paramount. The police and any emergency services on hand would have been equipped with Airwave system technology. Airwave is mainly limited to voice radio, however this system will soon be phased over to the new <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-emergency-services-mobile-communications-programme/emergency-services-network">emergency services network</a> (ESN) to all police, fire, ambulance and other public safety users across the UK. The ESN is to have secure and resilient voice communication and broadband data services and the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) will deliver the new network and devices.</p> <p><strong>Media</strong><br> The wedding was viewed live by people at home, in community centers and at &ldquo;watch parties&rdquo; through broadcast, satellite, cable or IP TV in the UK and internationally. &nbsp;Almost 24 million people in the UK watched the wedding, with about 29 million people watching the wedding in the <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonifitzgerald/2018/05/21/royal-wedding-ratings-how-many-people-watched-prince-harry-wed-meghan-markle/#34b8b15755c6">USA across 15 different broadcast and cable networks</a>, and the numbers for online streaming haven&rsquo;t yet been released.&nbsp;Interestingly, Sky was the first broadcaster to televise the wedding in 4K and had to <a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/19/royal-wedding-facts-figures-many-people-invited-cost-windsor/">lay out 27km of cables to broadcast the wedding in UHD</a>.</p> <p>Whilst drones are increasingly used for filming, there was a <a href="http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/news/general/policing-royal-wedding-restriction-flying-regulation/">ban on the use of drones</a> at the wedding. A flight restriction was placed around Windsor which was aimed to stop people flying aircrafts below 2,500 ft (not interfering with the Heathrow flight path)&nbsp;therefore all the&nbsp;footage on the day would have been done by shoulder-mounted, fixed or camera cranes.</p> <p><strong>Spectators&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><br><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-44179982"><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Crowd%20reacts%20to%20the%20kiss%20-%20BBC.JPG" style="float:right; height:268px; margin:5px; width:400px"></a>People watched the wedding as lucky guests in St George's Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, lined along the town and Long Walk, or through the TV or livestreaming. Apart from the guests in the chapel, almost all of those who were there on the day were taking photos or videos with their phones and sharing them online. Over 3.4 million social media users tweeted about the royal wedding during the ceremony, Bishop Curry's&nbsp;address&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eonline.com/uk/news/937523/10-stats-about-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-s-wedding-that-may-surprise-you">generated 40,000 tweets per minute</a>, and the proclamation that the couple were husband and produced 27,000 tweets per minute.</p> <p>To ensure that the mobile networks in Windsor were able to deal with the high-demand, the operators could have used a &lsquo;pump-up&rsquo; <a href="https://www.smc-comms.com/mobile-portable-cellular-tower-images/">portable base station</a> or <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/9c16b23c-f80f-11e6-9516-2d969e0d3b65">&ldquo;air mast&rdquo; technology with balloons and drones</a> - though these are mainly used in areas where there is little existing infrastructure either in emergency situations such as floods or earthquakes, or&nbsp;due to rural or remote locations such as Glastonbury. However, it&rsquo;s likely that the network operator&rsquo;s solution involved a mixture of utilising the existing infrastructure in Windsor (light up base stations) and drawing on their experience developed for the London 2012 Olympics to increase network capacity for the day.</p> <hr><p>More information is available about techUK&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure">Communications Infrastructure Programme </a>and <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>.</p> <p>Some events that may be of interest:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12793-drone-futures-how-the-uk-can-lead-from-the-front">Drone Futures: How the UK Can Lead from the Front</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12895-ses-2018-ultra-hd-conference">SES 2018 Ultra HD Conference</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12631-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resilience">UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Spectrum Resilience</a></li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13155-spf-c2-3-release-mechanisms-flexible-spectrum-access-meeting-note SPF C2&3: Release Mechanisms & Flexible Spectrum Access - Meeting Note http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13155-spf-c2-3-release-mechanisms-flexible-spectrum-access-meeting-note Tue, 22 May 2018 09:53:21 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentations from the SPF Cluster 2 & 3: Release Mechanisms & Flexible Spectrum Access workshop on 21 May 2018 <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum 2 &amp; 3: Release Mechanisms &amp; Flexible Spectrum Access workshop on 21 May 2018.<br><strong>Chairs:</strong>&nbsp;Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO,&nbsp;Viatec Associates Ltd &amp; Tony Lavender, CEO,&nbsp;Plum Consulting London LLP</p> <p><em>These presentations are embedded for ease of access, they are available in PDF format at the end of the page.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><u>Agenda</u></p> <p><strong>Introduction<br> Louise Lancaster</strong>, Regulatory and Policy Lead, 5G Team, DCMS</p> <p><strong>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><strong>Flexible Spectrum Access</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Update on Report</em></strong><br> Tony Lavender, Chair of Cluster 3, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JVckFCH4WF338C" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Flexible Spectrum Access and 6GHz WiFi</em></strong><br> Cliff Mason, Spectrum Policy Manager, Ofcom</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/5Hg60oV3dT98i" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Nigel King,</strong>&nbsp;Director of Regulatory Affairs, UKWISPA</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/LSTEBRRpn5v4Kk" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Panel discussion</em><br> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><strong>Release Mechanisms &amp; Licensing</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Intro and Scene setting</em></strong><br> Peter Curnow Ford, Chair of Cluster 2, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cQWcfuzhojBTvU" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Abhaya Sumanasena</strong>, Managing Consultant, Real Wireless</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/1gC9vTiGSQcd9C" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Making a success of 5G for the 9 million people who live in Rural Britain with the aid of dynamic spectrum access</em></strong><br> Professor Stephen Temple, 5G IC, University of Surrey</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/qBAlOqZ1Lr2ebH" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Panel discussion</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.&nbsp;SPF workshop discussions&nbsp;are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13122-meeting-notes-future-spectrum-demand Meeting Notes: Future Spectrum Demand http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13122-meeting-notes-future-spectrum-demand Fri, 18 May 2018 10:39:48 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The first in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting will have an overview from Analysys Mason, an update from Ofcom and presentations on spectrum demand in the Utility sector and in agriculture. <p><!--StartFragment--><!--StartFragment-->The presentations for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: Future Spectrum Demand (1)<!--EndFragment-->&nbsp;The first in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting had an overview from Analysys Mason, an update from Ofcom and presentations on spectrum demand in the Utility sector and in agriculture.<!--StartFragment--></p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1&nbsp;meeting on Future Spectrum Demand.</em></p> <p><strong>1. Introductions and aim of workshop</strong><br> Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/AkB7hhX9WyBa5V" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/AkB7hhX9WyBa5V" target="_blank" title="Janette Stewart - Introductions and aims of workshop">Janette Stewart - Introductions and aims of workshop</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p><strong>2. Ofcom&rsquo;s international engagement &ndash; 470-960MHz</strong><br> Presentation from Stephen Talbot, Ofcom</p> <p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/13122?file=Stephen_Talbot.Ofcom_-_Ofcom%E2%80%99s_international_engagement_%E2%80%93_470-960MHz_13122.pdf&amp;Itemid=182&amp;return=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGVjaHVrLm9yZy9pbnNpZ2h0cy9tZWV0aW5nLW5vdGVzL2l0ZW0vMTMxMjItbWVldGluZy1ub3Rlcy1mdXR1cmUtc3BlY3RydW0tZGVtYW5k"><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Stephen%20Talbot.Ofcom%20-%20Ofcom%e2%80%99s%20international%20engagement%20%e2%80%93%20470-960MHz.JPG" style="height:337px; width:599px"></a></p> <p><strong>3. Utility spectrum demand</strong><br> Presentation from Adrian Grilli, JRC</p> </div> <p><!--EndFragment--><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/7pZPubTZsuN4lS" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/7pZPubTZsuN4lS" target="_blank" title="Adrian Grilli - Utility Spectrum Requirements">Adrian Grilli - Utility Spectrum Requirements</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>4. Wireless Technology in Industrial Automation&#8203;</strong><br> Presentation from Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/b6NsnwfWt66trH" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/b6NsnwfWt66trH" target="_blank" title="Tony lavender Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting - Wireless Technology Industrial auto">Tony lavender Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting - Wireless Technology Industrial auto</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div> <hr><p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.</p> </div>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13089-ofcom-s-connected-nations-report-spring-update Ofcom's Connected Nations Report - spring update http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13089-ofcom-s-connected-nations-report-spring-update Tue, 01 May 2018 15:34:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Fixed broadband and mobile coverage has increased, but connectivity on roads will need to improve to enable connected cars and no measure of connectivity along the UK's rail network. <p>Ofcom has published a <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-update-spring-2018">spring update</a> to its 2017 Connected Nations Report. Previously only an annual report, Ofcom will be publishing two updates &ndash; one in and another in summer &ndash; in addition to the full report going forward.</p> <p>The December 2017 report tracked communications providers&rsquo; progress in increasing the availability of good communications, and how the UK&rsquo;s networks are responding to changing needs of people and businesses.</p> <p>This spring update identifies the main developments in fixed broadband and mobile coverage since the 2017 report:</p> <ul><li>Superfast broadband coverage across the nations continues to increase, and over one million homes can now get full-fibre connections.</li> <li>Mobile coverage has improved but challenges remain in many rural areas.</li> </ul><p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Road%20connectivity%20-%20Ofcom.JPG" style="float:right; height:300px; width:445px">The spring update continued to track the new way Ofcom is measuring mobile coverage, as introduced in December 2017. The format of measuring coverage is identified in terms of outdoors, indoors and roads to reflect consumer expectation of mobile services and the ability to access them wherever they are.</p> <p>With UK government&rsquo;s Industrial Strategy commitment to develop world-class CAV testing infrastructure, connectivity along the UK&rsquo;s roads has become essential for the development of connected cars and autonomous vehicles. As of Ofcom&rsquo;s update, three quarters of UK roads are covered for telephone calls from all operators. Connectivity on roads will need to improve to provide connected cars and other commercial vehicles with high capacity ubiquitous connectivity.&nbsp;</p> <p>Itis interesting that Ofcom&rsquo;s new metrics to measure mobile coverage do not include connectivity along the UK&rsquo;s rail network. The UK&rsquo;s railway&nbsp;is one of the oldest in the world with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.networkrail.co.uk/communities/passengers/">1.7 billion people travel[ling] by rail every year</a>, and a recent 2018 report notes that &ldquo;<a href="https://www.rssb.co.uk/Library/research-development-and-innovation/2018-01-T1138-Connected-Train-Customer-Communications.pdf">Digital connectivity along GB rail corridors has been one of the longest running collective failures in the industry</a>.&rdquo; With the potential for increased productivity for the UK, lack of measurable metrics of digital connectivity on the rail network (for consumers and for use of signalling etc.) is a gap in Ofcom&rsquo;s Connected Nations report and spring update.</p> <p>From May 2018 Ofcom&rsquo;s responsibility for cyber security will expand with the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive due to be transposed into UK law in May 2018. When this comes into force Ofcom will take on responsibility for enforcing the NIS Directive for companies in the digital infrastructure sector - such as internet exchanges and domain name services.</p> <p>There was no further information in the spring update on the Network security and resilience section of the 2017 report. Historically most network failures have been due to physical faults, for example hardware failures &ndash; yet Ofcom has rightly announced plans to test operators&rsquo; cyber-readiness due to its increased responsibility. It is worth highlighting that spectrum resilience is also important as disruptions via spectrum denial - through jamming, spoofing or hacking, either accidentally or intentionally - can result in similar effects as information-cyber denial of service attacks. The Spectrum Policy Forum is currently undertaking work to <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12631-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resilience">develop a resilience framework document</a> to guide spectrum users on what should be done to achieve a level of spectrum resilience.</p> <p>The next update to Ofcom&rsquo;s Connected Nations Report is expected in summer 2018.</p> <hr><p>Upcoming techUK events related to this Insight: <a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12886-autonomous-vehicles-and-the-finance-sector-monitoring-the-road-to-autonomy">Autonomous Vehicles and the Finance Sector - Monitoring the Road to Autonomy</a> and <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/13075-hybrid-communications-for-connected-autonomous-vehicles-cav">Hybrid Communications for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)</a>.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12476-uk-spf-cluster-4-future-wrc-agenda-items-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12476-uk-spf-cluster-4-future-wrc-agenda-items-meeting-notes Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:32:43 +0100 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items workshop held on Thursday 29 March 2018. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 29 March 2018<br /><strong>Time:</strong> 10:00 - 13:00 (registration from 09:30)<br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> Barry Lewis, UK SPF Cluster 4 Chair</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items workshop held on Thursday 29 March 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Introduction and Welcome</strong><br />Barry Lewis, SPF Cluster 4 Chair</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/sU7CK29F51Nm0" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/sU7CK29F51Nm0" target="_blank" title="Cluster 4 - International Spectrum Activities ">Cluster 4 - International Spectrum Activities </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>WRC Situation and progress – UK perspective &amp;&nbsp;WRC-23 Prep. Future Agenda Items</strong><br />Steve Talbot, Head of International Spectrum Policy, Ofcom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/5izJxHR8zM4cfx" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/5izJxHR8zM4cfx" target="_blank" title="Ofcom - WRC Situation and Progress - UK Perspective">Ofcom - WRC Situation and Progress - UK Perspective</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>WRC-19 AI 1.5 ESIMs and 9.1.1 2GHz IMT</strong><br />Paul Deedman, Director, Spectrum Regulation, Inmarsat</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/39uF0knstt9jp2" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/39uF0knstt9jp2" target="_blank" title="Inmarsat - WRC-19 AI 1.5 ESIMs and 9.1.1 2GHz IMT">Inmarsat - WRC-19 AI 1.5 ESIMs and 9.1.1 2GHz IMT</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>WRC-19 AI 1.15 – THz Fixed/Mobile services</strong><br />Debora Gentina, ETSI ISG mWT WI#8 Rapporteur, Huawei Technologies</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/A6az9jX6ok8d1G" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/A6az9jX6ok8d1G" target="_blank" title="Huawei - Towards THz Bands">Huawei - Towards THz Bands</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Discussion and Wrap Up</strong></p> <hr /> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13104-uk-government-launches-call-for-interest-for-5g-city UK Government launches call for interest for ‘5G city’ http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13104-uk-government-launches-call-for-interest-for-5g-city Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:30:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The Urban Connected Communities Project is the next step in the 5G Testbed & Trials Programme <h3>As the next step of the <a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13100-dcms-announces-winners-of-phase-1-of-the-5g-testbed-trials-programme">5G Testbed &amp; Trials Programme</a>, UK Government has launched a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/search-begins-for-a-uk-5g-city-of-the-future">call for interest for an Urban Connected Communities Project</a>.</h3> <p>The aim is to develop a large-scale, citywide testbed for wireless 5G infrastructure to trial a number of initiatives. DCMS is therefore looking for expressions of interest from local or combined authorities with a coverage area in the region of 500,000 people to ensure scale of the project. &nbsp;Whilst&nbsp;specific trials&nbsp;to be undertaken have not been identified, a number of&nbsp;examples have been provided&nbsp;across multiple sectors including public services, industry, transport, healthcare, media and entertainment.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/5g-urban-connected-communities-project">Industry can register for market engagement</a> if interested in the Urban Connected Communities project. This registration is to enable engagement and feedback to the project from industry on areas such as: scope, requirements needed for the successful delivery of the complex project, and input on the sustainability of the project. Local or combined authorities <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/5g-urban-connected-communities-project">expressions of interest</a> can be made from 30 March with a closing date for applications of 5 June. Workshops for local authorities and industry will take place from April 2018 to June 2018.</p> <p>Following a competitive process, the government expects to select a location in summer 2018. The urban project will be followed in the summer by a large-scale Rural Connected Communities Project.</p> <p>Over the course of the past year, techUK has run a <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/11134-enabling-the-digital-place-integrated-approach-to-provide-digital-connectivity">series of workshops</a> comprised of local Government and tech industry leaders&nbsp;to enable the sharing of knowledge and best practice - including the planning and deployment of fibre and 5G networks. An overview of the previous discussion and key takeaways is available online, with broad agreement that <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10829-leadership-and-collaboration-central-to-successful-5g-fibre-roll-out">leadership and collaboration is central to successful 5G &amp; fibre roll-out</a>. A common strand through the roundtable discussion identified the gap and need for a broader education and awareness piece.</p> <p>Government has since announced in its <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/next-generation-mobile-technologies-an-update-to-the-5g-strategy-for-the-uk">5G Strategy Update</a> plans to create a Local Connectivity Group, made up of local areas, government departments, Ofcom, landowners and industry, to identify key barriers to the deployment of digital infrastructure. techUK agrees that work need to be done to improve connectivity across the UK and will work with DCMS&rsquo;s Local Connectivity Group to ensure that industry concerns about deployment are reflected in its discussions.</p> <p>Alongside this work, DCMS will publish this year the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review that will set out the need to do more to increase the UKs productivity and to make the most of the untapped potential right across the nation. Announced as part of the Industrial Strategy with the 5G Testbed and Trials Programme, it is currently estimated to be published before Summer recess which starts on the 24th July 2018.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12534-spf-cluster-3-economic-and-social-value-meeting-notes SPF Cluster 3: Economic and Social Value - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12534-spf-cluster-3-economic-and-social-value-meeting-notes Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:09:20 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org This SPF Cluster 3 meeting reviewed the previous reports on economic and social value, and considered the scope for assessment of value between now and 2025. Meeting slides available. <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 3 meeting on Economic and Social Value of Spectrum.&nbsp;<br><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p>The UK Spectrum Strategy (2014) set out a vision of doubling the annual contribution of the use of spectrum to the economy by 2025. The last major study commissioned by government on the impact of spectrum on the UK economy was published in 2012. There was further work on taking social value into account in 2015. This Cluster meeting will review the previous reports and the ambition and consider the scope for assessment of value between now and 2025. In particular, changes that have occurred and possible future changes and their impact on value.</p> <p><strong>Introduction</strong>&nbsp;<br> Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</p> <p><strong>Overview of Analysys Mason 2012 study on the value of spectrum to the UK economy (</strong><strong>2012 report)</strong><br> Philip Bates, Analysys Mason</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/EqPxsJ4aWT11Gu" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a title="Philip bates - Analysys Mason - spectrum policy forum 29 march 2018" href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/philip-bates-analysys-mason-spectrum-policy-forum-29-march-2018" target="_blank">Philip bates - Analysys Mason - spectrum policy forum 29 march 2018</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong><br> &nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Taking account of social value in spectrum allocations</strong>&nbsp;<br> Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/2ZTP8K6kFwAi1u" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a title="Tony lavender - Plum Consulting - incorporating social value into spectrum allocation decisions" href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/tony-lavender-plum-consulting-incorporating-social-value-into-spectrum-allocation-decisions" target="_blank">Tony lavender - Plum Consulting - incorporating social value into spectrum allocation decisions</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><br><strong>Panel Discussion&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul><li>Steve Jones, Avanti&nbsp;</li> <li>William Webb, Webb Search</li> <li>Mike Wilkinson, Independent</li> </ul><p><img style="height: 338px; width: 600px;" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Panel%20Discussion%20C3%2029%20March.jpg" alt=""></p> <p>Concluding Remarks</p> <hr><p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13100-dcms-announces-winners-of-phase-1-of-the-5g-testbed-trials-programme DCMS announces winners of Phase 1 of the 5G Testbed & Trials Programme http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13100-dcms-announces-winners-of-phase-1-of-the-5g-testbed-trials-programme Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:48:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org DCMS has announced the six winners of Phase 1 of the 5G T&T - testing 5G across a range of applications inc. drone agritech, IoT and healthcare, manufacturing and self-driving cars <p>DCMS has <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/25m-for-5g-projects-on-the-anniversary-of-the-uks-digital-strategy">announced the winners of Phase 1</a> of the 5G Testbed &amp; Trials Programme. These six projects are led by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), universities and local authorities and will test 5G across a range of applications, including smart farming with drones, using the &lsquo;Internet of Things&rsquo; (IoT) to improve healthcare in the home, increasing manufacturing productivity and maximising the future benefits of self-driving cars.</p> <p>Government is looking to create the right environment for long-term investment in 5G and other technologies like full fibre broadband. &nbsp;As part of this work, the 5GT&amp;T launched a competition to encourage the development of a UK 5G ecosystem with technology and deployment, testbeds and trials to stimulate the development of 5G use cases and business models. Each testbed is to receive between &pound;2 million and &pound;5 million in government grants.</p> <p>The six winning projects in the 5G Trials and Testbeds scheme are:</p> <p><strong>5G RuralFirst: Rural Coverage and Dynamic Spectrum Access Testbed and Trial</strong><br> Lead organisation: Cisco<br> Grant: &pound;4.3m<br> 5G RuralFirst, led by Cisco and lead partner University of Strathclyde, will deliver testbeds and trials to exploit 5G benefits for rural communities and industries like agriculture, broadcasting, and utilities, to address the challenges of and build the business case for 5G rural deployment.</p> <p>Based primarily on the Orkney Islands, and in the farmlands of Shropshire and Somerset, the project will integrate spectrum sharing strategies for 5G; bringing connectivity to rural communities, enabling smart farming in partnership with Agri-Epi Centre (including drones, autonomous farm vehicles and remote veterinary inspections); innovative methods of delivering broadcast radio over 5G working with the BBC, alongside the delivery of 5G connectivity for IoT in utility and other industries in rural areas.</p> <p><br><strong>5G Smart Tourism</strong><br> Lead organisation: West of England Combined Authority<br> Grant: &pound;5.0m<br> This testbed will focus on delivering enhanced visual experiences for tourists using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology in major attractions in Bath and Bristol, including the Roman Baths and Millennium Square. Content and technology developments will be provided by the BBC and Aardman with support from the University of Bristol&rsquo;s Smart Internet Lab. It will demonstrate self-provision of 5G and Wi-Fi and innovative mmWave backhaul, and will also address safety issues by providing emergency service capacity through network splicing.</p> <p><br><strong>Worcestershire 5G Consortium - Testbed and Trials</strong><br> Lead organisation: Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership<br> Grant: &pound;4.8m<br> A team of 5G and Industry 4.0 experts lead this project &ndash; working with Worcestershire LEP, the consortium comprises: Worcestershire County Council, 5GIC at University of Surrey, AWTG, Huawei, O2, BT and Malvern Hills Science Park. With local businesses Worcester Bosch, and Yamazaki Mazak it will focus on ways to increase industrial productivity through preventative and assisted maintenance using robotics, big data analytics and AR over 5G.</p> <p>It will also have a cyber security aspect, with QinetiQ providing assurances on the &lsquo;security by design&rsquo; of 5G and IoT technology. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to test 5G capabilities in a new commercial tech accelerator located at the Malvern Hills Science Park.</p> <p><br><strong>Liverpool 5G Testbed</strong><br> Lead organisation: Sensor City<br> Grant: &pound;3.5m<br> Sensor City will lead a consortium made up of public sector health suppliers, the NHS, university researchers, local SMEs and a leading UK 5G technology vendor. Funded for one year in the first instance, the project will see high value technologies including low-cost open source 5G networks, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and IoT deployed across deprived communities in the Liverpool City Region test bed. The consortium will use this technology to reduce the digital divide, while measuring the impact on patient monitoring and support, management of loneliness in older adults, aid to independents living in the home and the facilitation of communication between hospitals and the community.</p> <p><br><strong>AutoAir: 5G Testbed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles</strong><br> Lead organisation: Airspan Communications Ltd<br> Grant: &pound;4.1m<br> AutoAir will aim to make 5G technologies available for the validation and development of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) at the UK&rsquo;s premiere vehicle proving ground at Millbrook. Fast travel speeds complicate cell-tower handoff, and autonomous vehicles will require more network bandwidth than is available currently. It will also investigate how these 5G connectivity solutions could be transferable to both road and rail transportation.</p> <p>The project is based on the accelerated development of 5G small cells operating in both licensed Sub 6 GHz and mmWave bands on a shared &lsquo;neutral host&rsquo; platform which allows multiple public and private 5G operators to simultaneously use the same infrastructure using network slicing.</p> <p><br><strong>5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT)</strong><br> Lead organisation: Quickline Communications<br> Grant: &pound;2.1m<br> 5GRIT will be trialling innovative use of 5G technology across a range of rural applications, such as smart agriculture, tourism and connecting poorly-served communities, using shared spectrum in the TV bands and a mix of local ISPs and self-provision.</p> <p>The aim is to ultimately make high quality connectivity available across Cumbria, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Inverness-shire, Perthshire and Monmouthshire. Here the consortium will develop 5G-ready AR apps for tourists and investigate how high-bandwidth wireless connectivity can increase food production in farming, including through use of AR and an unmanned aerial system.</p> <div> <hr><p>The Spectrum Policy Forum recently held a workshop on <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12363-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials-meeting-notes">Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds &amp; Trials (meeting notes available online)</a> and will hold a further workshop on <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12116-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials2">Thursday 18 October 2018</a></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12365-uk-spf-cluster-1-2-demand-for-spectrum-in-26ghz-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 1 & 2: Demand For Spectrum in 26GHz Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12365-uk-spf-cluster-1-2-demand-for-spectrum-in-26ghz-meeting-notes Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:57:48 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org Meeting notes for UK SPF Cluster 1 & 2: Demand For Spectrum in 26GHz <p>Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chairs: Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair &amp; Peter Curnow Ford, Viatec Associates Ltd and Cluster 2 Chair</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Wednesday 28 February 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>Workshop Introductions</strong><br />Introductions from the Cluster 1 and 2 Chairs</p> <p><strong>Industry Response to Ofcom’s call for input on 5G spectrum access at 26GHz and update on bands above 30GHz</strong><br />Summary of published industry responses to Ofcom’s call for input summary presentation - Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rtaAHsgzYL4o9" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rtaAHsgzYL4o9" target="_blank" title="Responses to Ofcom's 26GHz 'Call for Inputs' on 5G mm-wave market demand">Responses to Ofcom's 26GHz 'Call for Inputs' on 5G mm-wave market demand</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Update on the CEPT preparations for WRC-19 agenda item 1.13</strong><br />Robert Cooper (Ofcom – CEPT coordinator for AI1.13)</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/2mS8euJtFJnfKX" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/2mS8euJtFJnfKX" target="_blank" title="CEPT Preparations for WRC-19 agenda item 1.13">CEPT Preparations for WRC-19 agenda item 1.13</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Millimeter-wave market demand from ‘verticals’</strong></p> <p>Future Rail Connectivity – Saul Friedner, LS Telecom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JIL9H7fZQjajE2" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/JIL9H7fZQjajE2" target="_blank" title="Demand for Spectrum from the Rail Sector">Demand for Spectrum from the Rail Sector</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Connecting Towns and Cities – Istvan Lajtos</p> <p><strong>Industry Viewpoints</strong></p> <p>Role of Satellite in 5G – Kumar Singarajah, Avanti 5G mm-wave Perspective from Equipment Vendors – Luigi Ardito, GSA</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/xzDYr2zs5ctVfF" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/xzDYr2zs5ctVfF" target="_blank" title="Some Perspectives on 5G/Satellites at MM Wave">Some Perspectives on 5G/Satellites at MM Wave</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Discussion and Next Steps - all</strong></p> <hr /> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>{sophie.weston@techuk.org{/bio}&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12363-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 2: Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds & Trials Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12363-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials-meeting-notes Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:17:44 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org Meeting notes and slides for UK SPF - Cluster 2: Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds & Trials <p>Date: Monday 19 February 2018<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates Ltd</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Monday 19 February 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p>Introduction and Scene Setting - Peter Curnow-Ford, Cluster 2 Chair, UK SPF</p> <p>5G Testbeds &amp; Trials Competition - Tony Sceales, Sector Coordination Lead, 5G Testbeds and Trials, DCMS</p> <ul> <li>Background to Competition</li> <li>Need for Spectrum</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/HXKJNOP8ljvtLV" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/HXKJNOP8ljvtLV" target="_blank" title="5G Testbuds and Trials: Programme Strategy and Structure">5G Testbuds and Trials: Programme Strategy and Structure</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>5G Spectrum Bands - Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates Ltd</p> <ul> <li>Candidate Bands</li> <li>Other Options</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/jpHWXqjFzASXmE" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/jpHWXqjFzASXmE" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 2 - Access to Spectrum 5G TestBeds">UK SPF Cluster 2 - Access to Spectrum 5G TestBeds</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Test and Development Licenses - Gordon Drake, Head of Non-Operational Licensing, Ofcom</p> <ul> <li>What are they</li> <li>How to get one</li> <li>Technical Considerations</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/18ldzuRL2P4qVH" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/18ldzuRL2P4qVH" target="_blank" title="Introduction to Non Operational licensing for research, innovation and trials">Introduction to Non Operational licensing for research, innovation and trials</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Discussion - All</p> <div><hr /></div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>{sophie.weston@techuk.org{/bio}</p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12241-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-uhf-band-694-960-mhz Contract Opportunity for SPF Study on UHF Band (694–960 MHz) http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12241-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-uhf-band-694-960-mhz Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:45:10 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Invitation to tender for a SPF study on UHF Band (694 – 960 MHz) <blockquote><span style="color: #06a86b;">Invitation to tender for a Spectrum Policy Forum study on UHF Band (694 – 960 MHz)</span></blockquote> <p>The provisional agenda for ITU WRC-23 includes a review of mobile and broadcasting requirements in the 470—960 MHz band. Irrespective of the ITU work it will be important at a national and European level to develop long-term spectrum policy in relation to this frequency range.</p> <p>The UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) could have a valuable role in supporting Ofcom/Government in establishing the UK position and proposals under this WRC-23 agenda item and related national/European work.&nbsp;The recent Digital UK sponsored study (Aetha, Nov 2017), that looked at potential long-term options to reconfigure mobile in the 694-960MHz range was an interesting early input to this debate.</p> <p>The SPF is therefore looking to commission some further work to look in more detail and respond to some of the suggestions within that study - including the practical feasibility of migrating to a large FDD band, three TDD bands, or an all TDD plan, to examine and evaluate some of the intermediate steps in more detail, as well as to investigate the issues on a much wider basis.</p> <p>Please find below details of an invitation to tender for a study on UHF Band (694 – 960 MHz). The scope of the study is given in the first attachment, and also attached are the guidelines that we use on competitive study contract awards.</p> <p><strong>The deadline for receiving bids is 21 March 2018.</strong> Selection will be undertaken via a panel of volunteers from the SPF Steering Board (unconnected with bidding candidates). We expect to announce by 29 March the selected contractor to conduct the study - anticipated to commence in April to be completed by 28 June 2018.</p> <p>Final bids and any requests for clarification should be sent to <a href="mailto:Skye.MacLeod@techUK.org">Skye.MacLeod@techUK.org</a></p> <hr /> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> (@UK_SPF) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 240 member organisations. A <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board_" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/13449-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy techUK Responds to Ofcom Fixed Wireless Spectrum Strategy http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/13449-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:05:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Ofcom consultation on proposed next steps to enable future uses of fixed wireless links <p>Ofcom&nbsp;previously&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/call-for-inputs-fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy" target="_blank">gathered information on how the uses of fixed wireless links could change over the next 5-10 years</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>This recent document&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy" target="_blank">summarises Ofcom's key findings and consults</a>&nbsp;on specific areas which focus on enabling ultra-high capacity wireless backhaul requirements for the future.</p> <p>techUK's&nbsp;response was developed through techUK's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/groups/techuk-communications-infrastructure-council" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Council</a>:</p> <p><em>"techUK members make extensive use of existing fixed links spectrum and are interested in how the regulation of bands in use today may change and in new spectrum bands that are not yet available.</em></p> <p><em>Many of our members with interests in fixed wireless links have participated in recent relevant debates within UK Spectrum Policy Forum, including workshops where issues concerning bands above 50GHz have been debated, and where flexible spectrum access requirements have been. This techUK response reflects many of the views and some conclusions from the Spectrum Policy Forum discussions."</em></p> <p>techUK's comments in response to the consultation questions are provided in the attached consultation response.</p> <hr><p>&nbsp;More information on techUK's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>&nbsp;is available.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12189-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12189-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:51:00 +0000 Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 25 January 2018. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 25 January 2018<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="127" height="108" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> David Meyer</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 25 January 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Welcome and Introductions<br /></strong>David Meyer, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><strong>Updates from 11 January UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board &amp; Cluster Chairs Update<br /></strong>Chris Cheeseman, Spectrum Strategy Director, BT Group and Steering Board Chairman &amp; Cluster Chairs</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/uGIwSADbwP8uYa" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/uGIwSADbwP8uYa" target="_blank" title="Steering Board Update Jan 2018 and Cluster Updates">Steering Board Update Jan 2018 and Cluster Updates</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award<br /></strong>Dr. Samuel Ritchie, Radio Spectrum Advisor to the Commission &amp; George Merrigan, Director of Market Framework, ComReg</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/4k3QLDpYpmlDkI" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/4k3QLDpYpmlDkI" target="_blank" title="The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award - ComReg">The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award - ComReg</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>In Conversation with Jane Humphreys: Joe Butler<br /></strong>Jane Humphreys, techUK &amp; Joe Butler, Chief Scientific Advisor, DCMS</p> <p><img src="images/assets/UK_SPF_Plenary_-_Jane_Humphreys_and_Joe_Butler.jpg" alt="UK SPF Plenary - Jane Humphreys and Joe Butler" width="556" height="313" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><strong>Our Digital Future: Smart Analysis of Smart Technology<br /></strong>William Webb, CEO, Weightless SIG and Director, Webb Search</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ur0THlJUI0X6Gi" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ur0THlJUI0X6Gi" target="_blank" title="Our Digital Future - Webb Search">Our Digital Future - Webb Search</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>AOB and Close<br /></strong>David Meyer, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <hr /> <p>For further information about the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12165-report-what-does-the-uk-need-to-do-to-pursue-its-spectrum-resilience-objectives Report: What does the UK need to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12165-report-what-does-the-uk-need-to-do-to-pursue-its-spectrum-resilience-objectives Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:44:28 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org A white paper prepared by QinetiQ for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum <blockquote><a href="http://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/12165?file=WhitePaper_-_QinetiQ_for_SPF_-_What_does_the_UK_need_to_pursue_its_spectrum_resilience_Final.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMjE2NS1yZXBvcnQtd2hhdC1kb2VzLXRoZS11ay1uZWVkLXRvLWRvLXRvLXB1cnN1ZS1pdHMtc3BlY3RydW0tcmVzaWxpZW5jZS1vYmplY3RpdmVz" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/White_Paper_image_-_what_does_the_UK_need_to_do_to_pursue_its_spectrum_resilience_objectives.JPG" alt="White Paper image - what does the UK need to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives" width="202" height="283" style="float: right;" /></a>This QinetiQ white paper for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum considers what the UK needs to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives.</blockquote> <p>Radio spectrum access is critical - it underpins the UK’s economy and provides significant social value through the range of applications it supports. It is, therefore, part of the UK’s (soft) infrastructure and the access to it should be resilient and appropriate spectrum protection measures should be implemented by businesses and users. It is UK Government policy to have resilience in its Critical National Infrastructure, however, as spectrum access is pervasive, there is also a need to ensure that other key systems and services, in an increasingly integrated and interdependent society, are resilient.</p> <p>This white paper, based on the outcomes of two UK Spectrum Policy Forum&nbsp; workshops (<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10751-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resiliency-meeting-notes" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/8338-meeting-notes-uk-spf-spectrum-infrastructure-resiliency-interference" target="_blank">2</a>), first outlines the broad need for resilient systems and provides two examples that illustrate the potential ripple or cascade effects that disruptive effects could cause. These demonstrate the need to conduct system level testing to ensure that unexpected (ripple or cascade) effects can be understood and mitigated.</p> <p>A <a href="events/meeting/item/12631-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resilience" target="_blank">further workshop on spectrum resilience</a>&nbsp;will be held on&nbsp;Thursday 03 May 2018 at techUK.&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://twitter.com/UK_SPF" target="_blank">@UK_SPF</a>) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 240 member organisations. A&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11947-uk-spf-cluster-2-public-sector-spectrum-release-pssr-utilities-and-5g UK SPF Cluster 2: Public Sector Spectrum Release (PSSR) - Utilities and 5G http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11947-uk-spf-cluster-2-public-sector-spectrum-release-pssr-utilities-and-5g Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:43:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2: Public Sector Spectrum Release (PSSR) - Utilities and 5G <p><strong>ate:</strong> Monday 11 December 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chairs:</strong> <strong>Peter Curnow-Ford</strong>, CEO, Viatec and <strong>Tony Lavender</strong>, CEO, Plum Consulting, Co-Chairs of UK SPF Cluster 2</p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2 Meeting are available to download below.</em></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Agenda</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Welcome, Introduction Scene Setting including Utilities and 5G<br /></strong>Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates and Cluster 2 Co-Chair</p> <p><strong>PSSR Program Progress Report and future 2018 plans<br /></strong>Lisa Roper, Defence Spectrum Release and Sharing, MOD</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/yZePHT8sNpapby" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/yZePHT8sNpapby" target="_blank" title="Sharing Defence Managed Spectrum - MOD">Sharing Defence Managed Spectrum - MOD</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>CMU Update Review of Aug '17 report and ongoing work<br /></strong>Helen Mitchell, Head, Spectrum Central Management Unit</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/E87z6e12xqmrOJ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/E87z6e12xqmrOJ" target="_blank" title="CMU Update Review ">CMU Update Review </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Utilities Spectrum Update and discussion on 406MHz - 430MHz sharing and trials</strong></p> <ul> <ul> <li> <p>Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting (Cluster 2 Co-Chair)</p> </li> <li> <p>Peter Couch, MD JRC</p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rL3v1x5GxGKDb0" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rL3v1x5GxGKDb0" target="_blank" title="406MHz - 430MHz Sharing and Trials ">406MHz - 430MHz Sharing and Trials </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/bqcfd1W6P5fvNL" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/bqcfd1W6P5fvNL" target="_blank" title="Spectrum Requirements for Utilities">Spectrum Requirements for Utilities</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz for backhaul and 5G, indoor and/or outdoor sharing</strong></p> <ul> <ul> <ul> <li> <p>Peter Curnow-Ford (Cluster 2 Co-Chair)</p> </li> <li> <p>Adam Leach, Director of Research &amp; Development, Nominet</p> </li> </ul> </ul> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Joe Barrett, President, Global Mobile Suppliers Association</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JiVHbJqtB67VXk" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/JiVHbJqtB67VXk" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 2 PSSR – Utilities &amp; 5G">UK SPF Cluster 2 PSSR – Utilities &amp; 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/5qpOCaRjgIZdGd" target="_blank" title="Sharing Concept and Conditions">Sharing Concept and Conditions</a> </strong><span style="font-size: 14px;"> from </span><strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/jrTckIYA66VhHh" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/jrTckIYA66VhHh" target="_blank" title="Enabling Dynamic Spectrum Management">Enabling Dynamic Spectrum Management</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/aqma4mzhOopLD" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/aqma4mzhOopLD" target="_blank" title="Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz">Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11624-ofcom-confirms-approach-for-expanding-spectrum-access-for-future-5g-services Ofcom Confirms Approach for Expanding Spectrum Access for Future 5G Services http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11624-ofcom-confirms-approach-for-expanding-spectrum-access-for-future-5g-services Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:11:27 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Ofcom today starts the process for removing fixed link authorisations and vary satellite licences in 3.6-3.8 GHz for the rollout of 5G services <p>Following the recent consultation on Ofcom's Proposed Approach at 3.6-3.8 GHz, Ofcom has today confirmed its approach to <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/future-use-at-3.6-3.8-ghz?utm_source=updates&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=3.6-3.8" target="_blank">expanding spectrum access for mobile services in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band</a>.</p> <p>The band has been identified by the UK and EU as the primary band for the rollout of 5G services, due to the large amount of spectrum available and its propagation characteristics. Currently the band is used by point to point fixed links, for a range of applications, also provides satellite services for space to Earth reception, and UK Broadband provides wireless broadband services using part of the band.</p> <p>Ofcom <a href="insights/reports/item/11435-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-proposed-approach-at-3-6-3-8-ghz" target="_blank">consulted in September</a> on the two primary options towards existing registered satellite earth station and fixed link users of the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band.</p> <p>a) Option A: to retain existing authorisations for fixed links and satellite earth stations; or</p> <p>b) Option B: to remove current authorisations for fixed links and no longer take registered satellite earth stations with a receive component in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band into account for frequency management purposes.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/11435-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-proposed-approach-at-3-6-3-8-ghz" target="_blank">In techUK’s response</a>, techUK noted that if protection of satellite earth station reception in the band 3.6 to 3.8 GHz ceases it is important that future availability of the 3.8 – 4.2 GHz band for satellite use is confirmed and clarified by Ofcom, including suitable adjacent band protection. Some satellite-focussed techUK members believe that it is important to protect existing satellite earth stations. techUK called for Ofcom to identify alternative spectrum for those fixed link users to enable clearance by 2020, and suggested auctioning spectrum in the 3.4-3.6GHz band at the same time as spectrum in the 3.6-3.8GHz band.</p> <p>Ofcom has now confirmed that it is starting the formal process to propose to remove current authorisations for fixed links and vary licences and grants of recognised spectrum access for satellite earth stations, to remove any receive frequencies in the band, following appropriate notice periods. Affected licensees and grantholders will each have a further opportunity to make representations on Ofcom’s proposals before final decisions in relation to individual licences and grants of RSA in the band.</p> <p>Ofcom expects to publish a short update in early 2018, and will consult in 2018 in preparation for delivering the award of the remaining 116 MHz being made available in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band in 2019.</p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme.</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p>