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Radio Frequencies

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL3044, tabled on 7 November 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Ofcom about the decision against allocating the 1525–1559MHz band for audio Programme Making and Special Events use.

Answered on

17 November 2016

The Government has heard Ofcom’s reasons for allocating the 960-1164 MHz band for PMSE rather than the 1525-1559 MHz band, as set out in Ofcom’s decision published on 10 March 2016. Ofcom’s assessment shows that the 960-1164 MHz band offers a better option for sharing spectrum as well as more long-term stability to PMSE users than the 1525-1559 MHz band.