JRC Response to the Comreg Consultation and Draft Decision on the release of the 400 MHz Sub-band

JRC supports the actions of the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) to progress the release of the of 400 MHz spectrum under consideration for ‘Smart Grid’ developments in Ireland. The principle focus of this response is the change proposed to the spectrum available to the award process, in particular the reduction of the lot B award from 2 x 2.5 MHz to 2 x 1 MHz with 2 x 1.5 MHz being reserved for potential Broadband - Public Protection and Disaster Relief (BB-PPDR) purposes in the future.