Terrestrial broadcasting and spectrum use in the Arab States

Terrestrial broadcasting and spectrum use in the Arab States

August 4, 2015

WRC-15

WRC-15

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This study examines the spectrum required to support the digital terrestrial broadcasting in the Arab States and demonstrates the importance of the Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) countries developing a joint position at the forthcoming World Radio Conference in 2015 (WRC-15) to allocate the band 470-694 MHz as co-primary for broadcasting and mobile services.
This study finds that a few countries with large terrestrial television broadcasts define the amount of spectrum that must be reserved for television broadcasting, but even with these constraints there is a significant amount of spectrum that can be released for other services. This highlights the importance of flexibility in spectrum allocation; where coordination is effective, there is significant spectrum that can be released from broadcasting.

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