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European UHF study points to continued need for dedicated DTT and PSME spectrum

A new study published by the European Commission supports the EBU position that there should not be any change in the way that UHF spectrum is allocated in Europe. The study makes clear that both digital terrestrial television (DTT) and wireless audio equipment for programme making and special events (PMSE) will continue to require the sub-700 MHz spectrum currently used.

Carried out by LStelcom and VVA, the study reveals a wide range of views across EU member states, with different trends and contexts in each country. For this very reason, however, there is little scope for consensus on any large change to the current approach. Indeed, a majority of member states indicated that they do not have sufficient information to comment on the likelihood of additional sub-1 GHz spectrum being required for mobile services. EBU

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