The WBU says it will not support any change to the current UHF frequencies (470 – 694/698 MHz) when WRC-15 takes place later this year.

The coordinating body for broadcasting unions who represent broadcaster networks is also holding fast on any changes to C-band or extended C-band frequencies.

WBU met in Prague on June 23, but details of the meeting have only just been made public.

“Contiguous spectrum should be allotted in the bands assigned to the broadcast service to allow for the robust delivery of high-quality media content, data and signaling that meets or exceeds the capabilities of current fixed and mobile reception and display devices as well as those that are expected to be deployed in the future,” the WBU said in a statement.

It says the use of downlink spectrum allocated at C-Band (3.7 – 4.2 GHz) or extended C-band in the Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) is essential to broadcasters’ operations around the world. Studies lodged with the ITU have demonstrated that major interference to broadcast operations would result from sharing in these bands with 3G services.

The World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2 to 27 November 2015.