SF – Papers and Consultations

Here are the most recent Spectrum Forum Papers and Consultations.
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  • WRC-19 Consultations (13th September 2018)

    The 2019 World Radio Conference includes a number of agenda items of interest to amateur radio including 50MHz and Wireless Power, as well as items on next generation mobile/Wi-Fi services, satellites etc.

     

    NB: See also our WRC-19 Focus pages

     

  • Isle of Man 3.4 GHz Licensing (17th January 2018)

    The Isle of Man Communications Commission has consulted on the licensing of additional spectrum in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands. In the case of the 3.4GHz band, the RSGB has responded as per below.

     

     

  • 5G Spectrum Access and Update (17th September 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 concerns regarding the amateur primary allocations at 24 and 47 GHz.

     

  • 5GHz Fixed Wireless Access (16th September 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 other innovative data systems.

     

  • UK 47 GHz Amateur Radio (27th October 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)

     

  • 5GHz Wi-Fi (1st August 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.


    April-2017:
    Additional input re Ofcom statement and draft regulations :-

  • VHF Radio Spectrum for the Internet of Things (13th November 2015)

    Ofcom Consultation for ‘More Radio Spectrum for the Internet of Things’. Frequencies span the 55-68 MHz, 70.5-71.5 MHz and 80.0-81.5 MHz bands.

     

  • Spectrum above 6GHz (5th March 2015)

    Ofcom Call for Input on Spectrum above 6GHz for future mobile communications (5G)

     

  • Strategic Review of UHF Spectrum at 420-470 MHz (26th February 2015)

    Ofcom Call for Inputs on a strategic review of UHF Spectrum at 420-470 MHz (UHF Bands 1 and 2)

     

  • VHF Release of 143 MHz to 169 MHz (27th May 2014)

    Ofcom consultation on next steps of the release of spectrum within the frequency ranges 143 MHz to 169 MHz (including 146-147 MHz on a temporary basis for amateur radio)

     

  • Spectrum Management Strategy – Oct 2013 (2nd January 2014)

    Ofcom’s approach to and priorities for spectrum management over the next ten years.

     

  • 3.4GHz Spectrum Release – Nov 2013 (28th November 2013)

    2.3 and 3.4 GHz: Consultation on a 3.4 GHz band plan and a call for inputs on other aspects of the award

     

  • Spectrum Sharing – Nov 2013 (10th November 2013)

    The future role of spectrum sharing for mobile and wireless data services – Licensed sharing, Wi-Fi and Dynamic Spectrum Access

     

  • July 2013 (22nd July 2013)

    2.3 / 3.4 GHz Public Sector Spectrum Release:
    Amateur use of 2310-2450 and 3400-3475 MHz