Ratel opens public consultation on 700MHz band

19 Oct 2020

Serbian telecoms watchdog the Republic Agency for Electronic Communications (RATEL) has launched a public consultation on a frequency allocation plan for spectrum in the 694MHz-790MHz range. The draft plan would allow the frequencies to be used for Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks (MFCNs) – including wireless and fixed-wireless technologies – and would partition the range into 2×30MHz tranche of FDD frequencies and 1×15MHz of supplemental downlink (SDL) spectrum, to be allocated in 2×5MHz and 1×5MHz blocks, respectively. In addition, the plan features protected frequency bands at 698MHz-703MHz/753MHz-758MHz and 733MHz-736MHz/788MHz-791MHz, which the regulator has earmarked for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) services. Ratel has invited stakeholders to submit opinions on the draft plan by 6 November.