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Radio Frequencies

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL3826, tabled on 5 December 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 17 November (HL3046), what has been the reaction of the French, German and Dutch regulators to the representations made by Ofcom; and what further discussions they will be having with other European countries to ensure that future spectrum allocations do not have unintended consequences for the Programme Making and Special Events sector.

Answered on

12 December 2016

At the current time, other European countries believe there will be enough capacity within the 470-694MHz band to meet the requirements of the Programme Making & Special Events industry so, other than the UK, there are currently no plans in other countries to allocate alternative spectrum for PMSE.