Ofcom to Consult on 700Mhz Coexistence

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    Friday19May 2017
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    Ofcom have this week released details of a consultation into coexistence of new services in the 700 MHz band with digital terrestrial television

Ofcom have now published their consultation on 700Mhz co-existence as part of the ongoing work related to the clearance of the 700Mhz spectrum currently used for digital terrestrial TV broadcasting. The consultation closes on the 18th July. A link to the consultation documentation is below:

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/coexistence-of-new-services-in-the-700-mhz-band-with-digital-terrestrial-television

A copy of the consultation questions are listed below.

Question 1: Do you agree with our conclusions that a) the risk of interference from mobile handsets to DTT will be minimal and b) the risk of interference from mobile base stations in 700 MHz to DTT will be broadly similar to the risk for 800 MHz, with some tens of thousands of households potentially affected?
Question 2: Do you have any comments on our analysis of coexistence risks related to set-top aerials, direct signal ingress to receivers, impact of DTT on mobile services and interference to cable TV?
Question 3: Do you agree with our conclusions that DTT receiver filters will be the most effective mitigation technique for the 700 MHz band and that group K aerials will also help to mitigate against 700 MHz coexistence issues?

techUK will be discussing our response on behalf of members. If you are a techUK member and wish to input into techUK's response please contact Paul Hide by the 26th May to express your interest in participating.

Paul Hide

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