At the World Radiocommunication Conference in the autumn of 2023, there is a risk of transferring this frequency band to mobile broadband services.
This so-called “co-primary” allocation will result in a de facto exclusion of the media and the cultural sector from the airwaves.
For media distribution:
For media and film production, cultural performances and other live events:
The mobile service sector already benefits from substantial UHF spectrum resources, i.e., the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands. These allocations of spectrum, previously used by DTT and PMSE (Programme Making and Special Events), were justified by the need to develop rural broadband, but the current rural deficiencies can only be resolved by further developing infrastructure – and this can be done with spectrum already allocated to mobile broadband.
Every day, millions of people in Europe benefit from terrestrial television, media productions and enjoy cultural live events. For a thriving media and cultural sector, vote to keep the lower UHF band for TV distribution, media productions and cultural events: