Ofcom: Spectrum Sharing Consultation

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The responses to Ofcom’s coonsultation on sharing spectrum in the 2.3, 2.4, 3.4 and 5 GHz Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Service allocations are now available.

The joint RSGB, UK Microwave Group, AMSAT-UK and BATC response says:

The amateur and amateur satellite services have secondary allocations in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands (which would be impacted by further Wi-Fi growth), and are host to a variety of usage including amateur use including terrestrial, Earth-Moon-Earth(EME) and satellite communications.

We are particularly concerned to keep at least some segments available for noise-free weak-signal communications. Whilst recognising that Wi-Fi has an important economic contribution, we also have concerns regards recent moves in a EU Mandate to CEPT that would make 5 GHz Wi-Fi co-Primary rather than License-exempt.

Read the joint response in full at
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/spectrum-sharing/responses/RSGB.pdf

The other responses are at
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/spectrum-sharing/?showResponses=true

Ofcom Consultation covers 2.3, 2.4, 3.4 and 5 GHz bands
https://amsat-uk.org/2013/08/09/ofcom-consultation-covers-2-3-2-4-3-4-and-5-ghz-bands/