EU Agrees 700MHz Switch in 2020

The main european institutions, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission, have agreed that the 700MHz UHF frequency band (694MHz-700MHz) will be made available for broadband wireless use by June 30th 2020, with exceptions under defined condtions until June 30th 2022.

Broadcasting will be given a priority on the frequencies below this from 400-694MHz until 2030, although there is national flexibility to reflect the different levels of importance for DTT.

Analyst Comment

The change is being made partly to enable the move to 5G for broadband. (BR)