Terrestrial broadcasting and spectrum use in the Arab States
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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