The Spanish National Commission on Financial Markets and Competition (CNMC) has urged the country’s Ministry of Industry to keep the 700 MHz band free for mobile communications in anticipation of a second digital dividend.
Quoted in El Economista, the regulatory body says that the band is the “most attractive” to fulfill the goal of reducing the digital divide and contributing to the objectives of the Digital Agenda for Europe.
These are to ensure that all citizens will have access to broadband services of at least 30 Mbps by 2020.
However, a Royal Decree approved last September established that DTT services should use frequencies in the 470-790 MHz band.
The Ministry of Industry currently says that new channels should try to avoid using the 470-790 MHz “as far as possible”.