IMT / TV co-existence across Africa

The study was required to review the potential availability of UHF TV spectrum (digital dividend) for mobile / BWA services across Africa (in particular in South Africa) and to assess interference between Electronic Communications Networks (ECNs) and TV broadcasting systems in the UHF band.  Guard-band / distance separation requirements were derived to bring interference between ECNs and analogue / digital TV broadcasting systems down to acceptable levels.  A review of planned analogue and digital TV deployment in channels 60 – 69 in African / Middle Eastern countries and the implications for deployment of ECN services in those countries was also carried out.