Licensing of additional spectrum bands

Closed 19 Jan 2018

Opened 20 Dec 2017

Feedback Updated 16 Mar 2018

We Asked

We asked for comments from any interested parties regarding awarding spectrum between Bluewave, Manx Telecom and Sure in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands.

You Said

8 responses were received to the consultation. Only one potential issue was flagged, regarding possible interference in the 3.4 GHz band with amateur radio. Sure also took the opportunity to request an additional 5 MHz at the top of the 2100 MHz band.

 

We Did

The Communications Commission has recommended to Ofcom that additional spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands be awarded to Manx Telecom and Sure. We are still considering potential interference issues in the 3.4 GHz band and will make a decision on this point in due course. Further, we are inviting comments on the additional request by Sure, for the 5 MHz at the top of the 2100 MHz band, by 13th April 2018, following which we expect to be in a position to make a further recommendation to Ofcom on additional assignments in the 2100 MHz band.

 

Results Updated 16 Mar 2018

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Overview

The Communications Commission is proposing to award additional spectrum allocations to Bluewave, Manx Telecom and Sure in various bands 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2.6GHz and 3.4GHz. 

Why We Are Consulting

This sets out our proposed additional spectrum allocations, which are consistent with our spectrum policy and in the best interests of end users and the broader Isle of Man economy. Comments are invited from interested parties on these proposals.
 

What Happens Next

The Communications Commission will analyse the responses and issue a decision on whether to proceed with the proposed plans.

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