Ofcom is consulting on two licence variation requests from EE Limited, which would enable the use of 4G technology and support the provision of mobile communications for the emergency services
In 2015, EE signed a contract with the Home Office to provide mobile services for a new emergency services network. As part of providing this service EE has asked for:
• a variation of its spectrum access 2100 MHz licence to liberalise its use from 3G and permit the use of 4G technology in the unpaired frequencies 1899.9 – 1909.9 MHz; and,
• a variation of its 800 MHz and 1800 MHz licences to provide a backhaul path to connect mobile base stations – known as gateway devices – to be used by the emergency services in the 1899.9 – 1909.9 MHz band.
This consultation sets out Ofcom’s preliminary view that granting the requests would benefit citizens and consumers, with low risk of harmful interference to other stakeholders.
The closing date for comments is September 30, 2016
Taken from Southgate ARC's news site.