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BroadcastEngineering, 23rd May 2012

Freeview says viewers should not pay for 4G introduction

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Mobile operators should meet the full cost of protecting TV channels that suffer interference from new 4G services.
At a parliamentary briefing, DTT platform Freeview called on Government to revise its proposals, calling for clarity on the levels of support being offered to consumers.
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BroadcastEngineering, 21th May 2012

UK fears for DTT over 4G interference

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The UK government has admitted that nearly 2 million digital terrestrial households could have their service disrupted by 4G LTE mobile services as they roll out over the next few years.
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PSNEurope

PSNEurope, April 3, 2014

Ofcom proposes changes for 700MHz spectrum

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Ofcom has laid out its intentions for broadcasting and frequency regulation in the UK..

..Key among the proposals is the potential change of use in the 700MHz band..

..This is already causing concern in the PMSE (programme makers and special events) sector, which relies on spectrum for radio microphones and in-ear monitors (IEMs). The Annual Plan acknowledges these fears and says it hopes to complete a review of PMSE spectrum issues during 2014 or 2015. Another cause of concern for radio mic users and broadcasters alike is the possible introduction of white space devices in the 470-790MHz range.
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TVBEurope

TVBEurope, 5th March 2009

Ofcom claims economy boost

Ofcom says its plans to re-align the main 'Digital Dividend' spectrum will be worth at least £2-3bn to the UK economy over the next 20 years..

"The UK invented the concept of a Digital Dividend, but it is clear that the rest of Europe is now focusing on the 800MHz band, which is different to our original plans," said Matthew Conway...

Clearing the 800MHz band - the 72MHz of spectrum from 790MHz to 862MHz also known as channels 61 to 69 - will mean further disturbance for PMSE (programme-making and special events) wireless link users.

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Pro Sound News

Pro Sound News December 2008:
New spectrum threat for UK PMSE

Pro Sound News January 2009:
The spectrum saga / Alternative link

Rethink Wireless

Rethink Wireless 10th May 2012

Even a few small cells can boost capacity
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The Small Cell Forum was tapping into the enthusiasm, publishing a report which analyzes the role public access small cells could play in easing capacity and coverage constraints. The research was keen to stress that small cell zones would not necessarily require huge numbers of base stations from day one, often a deterrent factor cited by operators.
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Rethink Wireless 23rd July 2010

Qualcomm confirms it will exit MediaFLO

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Qualcomm has confirmed that it is looking to exit its MediaFLO mobile TV venture, which has not lived up to heady expectations. The chip giant acquired 700MHz spectrum in the US to build a wholesale TV network, used by several carriers to deliver broadcasts to mobile devices. But results have been less impressive than Qualcomm had hoped, and plans to diversify into new geographies, and new applications like general content delivery, have borne little fruit.
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Rethink Wireless, 18th May 2010

AT&T reverses 'straight-to-LTE' strategy

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As Verizon released videos as the first step in its marketing run-up to LTE services, AT&T did a U-turn on its own next generation strategy, and now plans to implement HSPA+. Previously, the telco had planned to upgrade its nationwide W-CDMA footprint to the 7.2Mbps version of HSPA, and then skip straight to LTE for mobile broadband from 2011. Now it will deploy 14.4Mbps HSPA+ too.
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