MHz for digital dividend in UK

Ofcom has opened a consultation on the use of the so called 800 MHz band.
Ofcom’s previous proposal involved the release of two distinct bands of spectrum one of which comprised 48 MHz between 806-854MHz.
The new consultation is about increasing the width of this band from 790-862 MHz in line with a growing number of European countries including Finland, France, Sweden and Switzerland.
It seems likely that other European countries are likely to release this full band as well and if the UK were to join them it would enable new services to use the same frequencies across the whole of Europe.
The consultation papers can be accessed on the Ofcom website.
Source: Ofcom website
Item added: 9th February 2009