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Industry gets its say on new spectrum

Industry gets its say on new spectrum

Industry gets its say on new spectrum

UK regulator Ofcom has this week begun asking the radiocommunications industry what should be done with spectrum that ATDI has helped liberate.

Ofcom has started a consultation process over the 2.3 and 3.4GHz and 700MHz bands, and the organisation comments: “When combined with developments in mobile technology, such as 5G, and the introduction of more advanced mobile networks, Ofcom estimates that this new spectrum could boost mobile data capacity by more than 25 times between now and 2030.”

Much of this spectrum is being released by the armed forces and ATDI has worked extensively with the military to define which resources they have to keep to continue to operate efficiently.

“It has been an exhaustive process of looking at what needs the military have and what equipment they are using and establishing whether that can be migrated to new bands,” comments ATDI Technical Director Nick Kirkman. “Only by going through this in minute detail have we been able to ensure fighting efficiency is maintained, while at the same time spare spectrum is liberated. Therein is actually the essence of good planning and modelling: to make the minimum of resources do the maximum amount of work.”