The assignment of the 1.5 GHz band for wireless broadband use allows the enhancement of downlink capability for mobile broadband systems and could be a strategic tool to tackle the growing mobile data traffic asymmetry driven by increased multimedia usage. Such a band has a huge innovative potential for new services, allowing for increased competition in the mobile markets as well as enhancing further the result achieved with respect to the digital agenda targets. In principle, both the operators as well as the subscriber shall eventually benefit from the assignment of the 1.5 GHz band.
The MCA is hereby presenting a consultation document on the assignment process for the 1.5 GHz band highlighting the key issues with regard to the assignment and governance conditions for the 1.5 GHz band.
Friday, September 2, 2016