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5G Spectrum Access and Update

| September 17, 2017

This Ofcom Call for Inputs (CFI) is concerned with spectrum for fifth generation (5G) mobile handsets and base stations. In a marked change to previous generations, millimetre wavelengths will be used. The overall frequency range under consideration is 24.25 – 86 GHz and is associated with WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13. The latest detail gives us particular […]

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5GHz Fixed Wireless Access

| September 16, 2017

Ofcom Consultation for ‘Improving access to 5.8 GHz spectrum for broadband fixed wireless access (BFWA)’. This proposes an expansion of 5 GHz BFWA channels in the 5725-5850 MHz range which would amongst other things affect weak signal reception for 5760 MHz narrowband/EME users and 5840 MHz satellites, whilst still inhibiting innovation of amateur mesh and […]

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Spectrum Forum Meeting – 2016

| November 4, 2016
Spectrum Forum Meeting – 2016

RSGB Spectrum Forum meeting reports from the annual meeting held on 29-Oct-2016 are available below (in PDF format):- Spectrum Forum Oct-2016 Agenda Spectrum Forum Oct-2016 Minutes 5.1 – HF Spectrum Report-2016 5.2 – VHF Spectrum Report-2016 5.3 – Microwave Spectrum Report-2016 5.4 & 5.5 AROS and Intruder Watch Spectrum Report-2016 6.1 – EMCC-SpectrumForum-2016 6.2 – […]

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UK 47 GHz Amateur Radio

| October 27, 2016

This briefing paper was created in response to questions from Ofcom as part of the preparations for WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13 for identifying bands in the 24.25-86 GHz range for IMT-2020 (5G Mobile Broadband) RSGB 47 GHz Brief, August 2016  

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5GHz Wi-Fi

| August 1, 2016

Ofcom Consultation for ‘Improving spectrum access for consumers in the 5 GHz band’. This proposes an expansion of 5GHz Wi-Fi bands which would amongst other things affect weak signal reception for 5760 MHz narrowband/EME users and 5840 MHz satellites, whilst still inhibiting innovation of amateur mesh and other innovative data systems. Ofcom Consultation RSGB response […]

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WRC-15 – Days 19 and 20 – the end!

| November 27, 2015
WRC-15 – Days 19 and 20  – the end!

Compromises are reached as WRC-15 draws to a close:- Agenda Item 1.12 (10 GHz EESS) was finally approved at plenary with footnotes relevant to certain Middle Eastern countries and with the amateur services allocations untouched. 10 GHz and 24 GHz: Threats by the mobile ‘phone/broadband industry have been averted for the time being, but no […]

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