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World Radio Conference: ARD / ZDF see no frequency demand for mobile

The mobile radio has countless possibilities to increase its capacities significantly, without requiring further spectrum below 1 GHz. This explained Helwin Lesch, Director of dissemination and controlling at BR, in a letter to the FDP member of parliament Christian Jung, the Golem.de is present.
Therefore, should "further limiting the usability of this spectrum for broadcasting and PMSE from the political side no support" Find. A digital dividend III does not exist.

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Before the World Radio Conference (WRC), which begins on October 28, 2019 in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh, it was appropriate to make it clear that in mobile radio and broadcasting equally gaps in the frequency use exist that were technologically unavoidable writes Lesch.

The Federal Network Agency already plans to include a digital dividend III in the plans for the further awarding of frequencies for 5G, the spectrum 470 to 694 MHz currently used by the broadcasting and PMSE (Program Making and Special Events). The frequency range is assigned between 470 MHz and 690 MHz primarily DVB-T2, where also the culture frequencies or PMSE operate at 470-694 MHz. The mobile industry is calling for an allocation of the area, which is called Digital Dividend III. In late September, the IT industry association a position paperin which he advocates making frequencies in the 470 to 690 MHz range available for mobile communications.

According to Lesch in Germany, nationwide mobile reception and broadband expansion is not inadequate due to the lack of frequencies. "The reason for this is rather that the transmitter networks are not sufficiently developed." Politicians have so far avoided formulating corresponding obligations.

The frequencies below 1 GHz, due to their physical propagation properties, were well suited for large cell broadcasting, such as broadcasting, PMSE applications, or to provide mobile coverage in sparsely populated areas. For this purpose, mobile radio frequencies have already been allocated within the scope of Digital Dividend I (790-862 MHz) and II (698-790 MHz). "Anyone who postulates that rural areas are disconnected from broadband access and thus from a technological and economic development due to the lack of frequencies, draws the wrong conclusions, because it is solely due to the lack of expansion of mobile networks in this frequency range, among other things As a result, in order to achieve coverage, the expansion of the available 700- and 800-MHz bands must be called for and accelerated. " This has in part just begun.