Use Of The Spectrum Vacated By The Emergency Services

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Goffy
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Use Of The Spectrum Vacated By The Emergency Services

Post by Goffy » 20 Oct 2019, 04:02

When the emergency services switched to TETRA they vacated big chunks of spectrum which afaik have just been left largely vacant with the exeption of some MRT teams at 155 and a few taxi companies at 80-84. I'm thinking those areas of spectrum are now very underused and ofcom don't seem to have filled it with new users. I realise the vhf low bands are not popular now due to noise but I would have thought the vhf high and especially the UHF 450-453 bands would have found some new users.

I'm guessing they are still allocated to the Home Office and OFCOM can't refarm them. Or is it just that there really isnt much demand for spectrum now apart from mobile phone and wifi type frequencies up above 800mhz? And what about the old analogue tv band thats a huge amount of space.

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