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Ofcom consults on new rules for mobile phone repeaters

Friday 12 July 2019 | 15:00 CET | News

UK regulator Ofcom is consulting on proposed changes to the technical requirements for using mobile phone repeaters in vehicles. The consultation closes on 06 September. 

In 2018, Ofcom made regulations to allow the use of some types of mobile repeaters without the need for a licence. It is now proposing technical amendments to increase the maximum system gain permitted for in-vehicle repeaters, and expanding the range of frequencies they can use. 

Ofcom is proposing to boost maximum gain limits from 21 dB to 36 dB in frequency bands above 1 GHz, and from 15 dB to 30 dB in bands below 1 GHz. It also plans to include the 2.6 GHz FDD band in the list of licence-exempt frequency bands. 



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