The 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands are the focus of Public Sector Spectrum Release (PSSR) – where government managed spectrum holdings are released/auctioned to the commercial sector, typically for wireless broadband.
In the UK the release segments are:-
- 2.3 GHz: 2350 – 2390 MHz
- 3.4 GHz: 3410 – 3600 MHz
In April 2014, having previously consulted, Ofcom issued their statement regarding amateur use and these bands. Users of these bands should read the full detail from Ofcom and register their contact info as requested. Given the various changes (including a new opportunity at 2300-2302 MHz), we plan to provide further guidance in due course.
A background article on ‘Spectrum Release’ was featured in January 2013 RadCom and available to download below. Ofcom consultations related to this occurred in 2013 ahead of final changes (and auctions) in 2014/5. The release segments are indicated in the RSGB band plans and are also depicted below:-
3.4 GHz Spectrum Release
Background – The June-2013 Consultation
Links & Further reading:
- Ofcom: 2.3 and 3.4GHz statement, April 2014
- Ofcom: 2.3 and 3.4GHz amateur use consultation, June 2013
- Ofcom: Update on Amateur Radio Consultations, May 2013
- Ofcom: 2400 MHz Licence Exempt Use, May 2013
- RadCom: Spectrum Release & Amateur Radio, Jan-2013
- MoD: Sharing Defence Spectrum
- Ofcom: 3400 MHz RSA, Sept 2009