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UK Spectrum Awards & LTE in UKProf. H Nwana, Group Director, Spectrum Policy Group
We aim to award spectrum in a way thatmaximises the benefits to UK citizens and consumers             Our aims            ...
We are preparing for biggest release of mobilespectrum in a generation…
Ensuring widespread availability..that can increase mobile broadband coverage…     Existing 3G coverage                   ...
…and promote competition between operators.                                              4
We are considering the implications of freeing up moreUHF spectrum at 700 MHz for Mobile Broadband                        ...
And… we are also helping LTE and existing TVservices to co-exist•   LTE services in 800 MHz spectrum will operate close in...
...and protecting UK radars from harmful interference.• Research has showed that use of the 2.6 GHz band spectrum could ca...
Award of 800 MHz & 2.6 GHz: Jan consultation proposals• Reserve some of the available spectrum for a fourth national whole...
Spectrum is one enabler of longer term growth                                                                             ...
Next steps (and LTE in the UK)• Liberalisation of 1800 MHz spectrum for LTE• MOD Plan to Release 2.4 GHz (40MHz) and then ...
Annex        11
MitCo implementation• Final decisions on high level MitCo design and implementation will be taken in the  Summer. The high...
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LTE World Summit Barcelona May 2012 Day 2

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  1. 1. UK Spectrum Awards & LTE in UKProf. H Nwana, Group Director, Spectrum Policy Group
  2. 2. We aim to award spectrum in a way thatmaximises the benefits to UK citizens and consumers Our aims What we are doing• Furthering the interests of citizens • Auctioning 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz and consumers, where appropriate bands so that citizens and by promoting competition consumers benefit from:including ensuring: • Improved coverage • Healthy competition• the UK has a wide range of • Continued reception of TV electronic communications services services• the radio spectrum is used in the most effective way. • Planning for the future -• there is a wide range of high-quality considering the possibility of 700 television and radio programmes MHz release and its implications 1
  3. 3. We are preparing for biggest release of mobilespectrum in a generation…
  4. 4. Ensuring widespread availability..that can increase mobile broadband coverage… Existing 3G coverage Prospective 4G coverage 95%+ 90% - 95% 80% - 90% 60% - 80% <60%
  5. 5. …and promote competition between operators. 4
  6. 6. We are considering the implications of freeing up moreUHF spectrum at 700 MHz for Mobile Broadband Potential future re-arrangement of DTT ? and other uses into 600 MHz band to free –up 700 MHz band? DTT DTT (Digital Terrestrial TV) 600 MHz PMSE Also used by: PMSE / local Also used by: PMSE / local TV (from 2013) / white-space 800 MHz award TV (from 2013) / white- space technology (from band technology (from 2014) 2014) 470 MHz 550 MHz 606 MHz 862MHz 694 MHz 790 MHz Cleared by Cleared by switch off of switch off of analogue TV Future 700 MHz analogue TV band award? 5
  7. 7. And… we are also helping LTE and existing TVservices to co-exist• LTE services in 800 MHz spectrum will operate close in frequency to existing Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) . Some peoples’ reception of TV could be affected by this.• To deal with this, the UK Government has decided to support the effective coexistence of the two services.• What actions are being taken? – A organisation (MitCo) will be set up to provide support to mitigate DTT interference (led by the new 800 MHz licensees). – MitCo will provide support to DTT consumers. DTT receiver filters will be provided proactively and reactively to mitigate interference. – Additional support will be provided to vulnerable consumers – A Supervisory Board will be set up to monitor MitCo’s performance 6
  8. 8. ...and protecting UK radars from harmful interference.• Research has showed that use of the 2.6 GHz band spectrum could cause interference to UK radars in the neighbouring 2.7 GHz band. These radars include the safety critical component of the UK air traffic control network and those used for military defence.• What actions are being taken? – A Government programme (comprising the DCMS, DfT and the MOD, supported by Ofcom and the CAA), has been established to assist radar operators in modifying their radars – The aim is to complete modifications in areas covering most of the UK population by the end of 2013, and across all the UK as soon as possible thereafter. – Ofcom will put in place technical licence conditions for the 2.6 GHz band (for inclusion in the 2.6 GHz licences), which will include co-ordination procedures to protect radars before and after modification. 7
  9. 9. Award of 800 MHz & 2.6 GHz: Jan consultation proposals• Reserve some of the available spectrum for a fourth national wholesaler (someone other than EE, Telefonica or Vodafone)• Reserve 2x10MHz of 2.6GHz spectrum to be used on a shared low power basis by up to 10 licensees• Safeguard spectrum caps: – 2x27.5MHz in total of 800MHz and 900MHz spectrum (approx 42% of total) – 2x105MHz in total of 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2.1GHz and 2.6GHz spectrum (approx 36% of total)• Coverage obligation on one 800MHz licensee to provide a 2Mbps mobile data service by the end of 2017 that either: • covers 98% of the UK population; or • has coverage comparable to today’s 2G coverage plus the 2G coverage resulting from the Government’s investment of £150m in mobile infrastructure (MIP), to the extent that that infrastructure can accommodate 4G equipment 8
  10. 10. Spectrum is one enabler of longer term growth More sites More Spectrum More efficient technology ‘Smaller number of Offloading ‘More MHz’ ‘More bits per MHz’ Reduces data carried users share the capacity on mobile network core of each site’ Totalmobile network capacity = x x X 7 to 13 increase X 3 to 10 increase 10 - 30% increase in macro Almost half of the data In total amount of Estimated increase sites and much larger from techniques generated by additional harmonised increases in small cells mobile broadband supported by LTE mobile devices is Practical constraints and cost spectrum advanced implications are likely to make this routed through the least favoured option for mobile fixed networks operators 8,000 7,000 Cisco Real Wireless rW high 6,000 medium demand PA High scenario: rW mid PB/month 5,000 80x traffic growth PA Mid from 2012 to 4,000 rW low 2030 PA Low 3,000 2,000 1,000 - 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030
  11. 11. Next steps (and LTE in the UK)• Liberalisation of 1800 MHz spectrum for LTE• MOD Plan to Release 2.4 GHz (40MHz) and then 3.6Ghz (>100MHz)• 800 MHz & 2.6 GHz auction – Statement planned for July 2012 – Applications before Xmas – Bidding starts in the New Year – Spectrum becomes available during 2013• UHF strategy (inc 700 MHz band) – Consultation closes 7 June 2012 – Statement on long term strategy in Autumn• Clearances of Channel 61/62 and 69 progressing vey well• Remediation of UK Radar fleet too & Set up of MitCo 10
  12. 12. Annex 11
  13. 13. MitCo implementation• Final decisions on high level MitCo design and implementation will be taken in the Summer. The high-level proposals for MitCo implementation as set out in our second consultation in February 2012 are as follows: – Much of the preparatory work for MitCo is likely to take place in advance of the auction of the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum. The new 800 MHz licensees will then take over ownership and collective responsibility for MitCo following the award of licences. – MitCo will be subject to a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) to manage its performance and to protect DTT consumers. Failure to meet the KPIs will result in the 800 MHz licensees being subject to operational conditions. – A Supervisory Board will be established, with representation from the range of stakeholders with an interest in DTT coexistence, including new licensees, broadcasters and consumer groups. – The Supervisory Board will monitor and assess MitCo’s performance against the KPIs, and make recommendations to Ofcom or Government where it believes remedial or enforcement action is necessary. 12

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