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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes WRC-15 decision to preserve lower UHF bands for terrestrial TV in ITU Region 1

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance has lent its support to the recent decision made at the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU’s) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) to maintain the ITU’s primary allocation of the lower UHF spectrum from 470 MHz to 694 MHz to terrestrial broadcasting (TV) services until at least 2023.

The DSA has noted that in doing so, ITU Member States have rejected calls to make the lower UHF spectrum co-primary for mobile broadband services. The result is that services other than broadcasting will need to operate on a secondary basis in those bands.

According to the DSA 'This important decision sets the stage for the globally harmonized rollout of digital television in the 470 MHz to 694/698 MHz bands, licensing of mobile broadband services on a primary basis in the 694/698 MHz to 862 MHz bands, and deployment of TV white space (TVWS) technologies that will be able to operate across the full range of unassigned or otherwise unused UHF frequencies between the 470 MHz to 862 MHz bands (as well as in the VHF bands) on a secondary basis'. 

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is a global organization advocating for laws and regulations related to spectrum utilization. It comprises multinationals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and academic, research, and other organizations. 

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