European Decision 2017/899 increases the amount of spectrum available for use by mobile phone and wireless broadband operators across Europe. It achieves this by ensuring that those services can use spectrum in the 694-790 megahertz frequency band (the 700MHz band) in all EU Member States. Article 5 of the Decision obliges each Member State to publish a roadmap detailing how they will achieve this. This document is Ireland's roadmap. It deals with:
- how the current broadcasting services will be moved out of the 700MHz band;
- the steps that the Commission for Communications Regulation is taking to award the spectrum for mobile phone and broadband services; and
- the agreements with other countries that Ireland has entered into to ensure that there is no interference with neighbouring countries.
Further information is available in the spectrum section of our website.