19 April 2012
In addition to the PSSR programme, including the award of 2.3 and 3.4 spectrum bands, we are planning to release the 700 MHz band (694 to 790 MHz). This spectrum is currently used to deliver DTT services in the UK. However, in the future, this spectrum will be made available for mobile services:
- In November 2014, Ofcom published a statement setting out plans to clear the 700 MHz band of DTT, and release the 700 MHz band for mobile broadband as soon as practicably possible.
- In November 2015, the World Radio Communications Conference (WRC-15) confirmed its decision make the 700 MHz band a global mobile broadband frequency band, with allocation and identification for mobile services in ITU Region 1 (which includes Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East)
For more information on our work to clear the 700 MHz band and make it available for mobile services, see the spectrum management page.