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Digital Television 700MHz clearance for 5G technology

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Digital Terrestrial Television, 700MHz frequency clearance for 5G.

Date and Time

22 November 2018 - 12:00-15:00

Location

Anglesey, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - NW:Wales North local network. Contact David Crawford, Chairman. 07759 691939 for more information.


About this event

The IET Local Network in North Wales have organised a prestige event at Llanddona Digital Television and Radio Transmitting Station on Anglesey. 

In November 2014 Ofcom announced its decision to reallocate some of the frequencies currently in use by Digital Terrestrial Television to mobile SMART phones using new 5G technology which will allow download speeds of up to 100 times the speed of the existing 4G networks. To enable this exciting new technology, new frequencies are required. These frequencies are above 700MHz  and are currently used for domestic television at many transmitting stations.

The engineering required to release these frequencies is the subject of this event, the 700MHz clearance. Our event will involve talks by staff from Arqiva, the owners of broadasting facilities in the UK who will have to deliver the necessary frequency changes and staff from OFCOM who will explain the reasons behind the changes which, at Llanddona, which uses frequencies above 700MHz, means re tuning the six digital multiplexes currently on site. Whilst this in in progress, the television transmissions will be maintained by six temporary transmitters housed in containers on site. In addition to the talks, we will have a guided tour of the site where we will see the temporary transmitters as well as the existing transmitters which are being retuned. We will be shown the combining equipment which combines all frequencies before being sent to the transmitter antennas. 

Programme

Times are approximate.

12:00 Arrive on site, registration and refreshments.
12:30 Presentation by Tony Mattera (Arqiva)
13.00 - 13.30 Presentation by Peter Madry (OFCOM)
13.30 - 15.00 Visitors shown Digital Television facilities to include Transmitters, Combiners, temporary transmitters and if weather OK a look at the mast.
15:00 Event finishes. Visitors leave site.


Reasons to attend

In November 2014 Ofcom announced its decision to reallocate some of the frequencies currently in use by Digital Terrestial Television to mobile SMART phones using new 5G technology which will allow download speeds of up to 100 times the speed of the existing 4G networks. To enable this exciting new technology, new frequencies are required. An event of this nature might not occur again for many years, if ever.

Continuing Professional Development

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Cost

£0:00p

Additional information

Please arrive in good time for the start of the event and drive with caution as contractors will be working on site.. The transmitting complex is on air with many viewers and listeners, please do not touch any equipment and follow the instructions of our guides. Photography is not permitted.

Refreshments, sandwiches with tea and coffee will be provided, as well as seating for everyone.

Toilet facilities are available on site. 

Registration information

Please register using the REGISTER Button. Places are limited to twenty visitors. 

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