TMT legal update: TV white space Ofcom consultation

On 4 September 2013, Ofcom published a consultation on ‘TV white spaces’ (these being unused frequencies in the UHF TV band that could be used to transmit and receive wireless signals for applications such as broadband access in rural communities).

The consultation sets out Ofcom’s proposals for calculating TV white space availability in the UK in a way that will enable the devices to coexist with licensed spectrum users.

‘White space’ refers to the spectrum frequency bands that are licensed for a particular type of use but are not used in all locations and/or at all times. White space devices can utilise these white spaces and allow for the transmission of other wireless services by adjusting the frequencies at which they operate in response to spectrum availability and user need (this is known as dynamic spectrum access). Therefore, the use of white space devices will allow spectrum, which would otherwise go unused, to be exploited for in demand applications, such as rural internet access…

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