Ofcom 420-470 MHz Consultation

Ofcom has published a call for inputs as part of its strategic review of the 420-470 MHz spectrum band (UHF bands 1 and 2).


This will help Ofcom to understand whether its current approach to managing the band is able to meet the needs of current and future users.

Uses for the band are diverse and complex and its configuration is not fully aligned with the European configuration plan.

Users include business radio, the emergency services and utilities, among others. With potential new users also wanting to make use of these frequencies, demand is increasing.

This document invites comments from stakeholders on Aegis’s findings, as well as other input which stakeholders consider relevant to our analysis of the 420 - 470 MHz band, including our proposed work program for the next phase of our strategic review.

This call for inputs closes on 19 February 2015. You can respond - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/420-470-mhz/

Strategic Review of UHF Spectrum at 420-470 MHz - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/420-470-mhz/summary/420-470-mhz.pdf

A separate report from Aegis, examining future demand scenarios for this band over the next ten years - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/420-470-mhz/annexes/aegis-report.pdf