Notice of proposals to make the Wireless Telegraphy (White Space Devices) (Exemption) Regulations 2015

  • Start: 06 November 2015
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 07 December 2015

This document is a consultation on draft regulations to enable use of white space devices in the UHF TV band under a licence-exemption regime, which would implement a decision announced in February.

"White spaces" are gaps in the radio spectrum in frequency bands, which can be used to offer new wireless applications to benefit consumers and businesses.

The white spaces covered by the draft regulations are in frequencies currently used for digital terrestrial TV and wireless microphones, among other services, in the 470 to 790 MHz spectrum band. Use of white space devices would be permitted on the basis that the devices meet certain technical conditions.

To avoid harmful interference being caused to existing spectrum users, devices will need to communicate with databases which will apply rules, set by Ofcom, to put limits on the power levels at which devices can operate.

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BEIRG_Response.pdf (PDF File, 102.9 KB) Organisation
Daviscomms_UK_Ltd_-_Response.pdf (PDF File, 7.0 MB) Organisation
Dr_Rajan_Chadha.pdf (PDF File, 9.8 KB) Organisation
Dynamic_Spectrum_Alliance_-_Response.pdf (PDF File, 91.0 KB) Organisation
EE_-_Response.pdf (PDF File, 59.0 KB) Organisation
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