OFCOM Channel Plans 4GHz and Lower 6GHz

OFCOM Channel Plans for 4GHz and Lower 6GHz (L6)

Here is a chart showing channel plans for the UK

OFCOM 4GHz & Lower 6GHz
OFCOM 4GHz & Lower 6GHz

The 4GHz Band (3600MHz to 4200MHz) is defined as follows:

Standards: CEPT/ERC/REC 12-08 E
Frequency Range: 3600 – 4200 MHz
Total Width of Band: 600MHz
Channel Plan FDD (Frequency Division Duplex)
Channel Widths & Spacing 15, 30MHz
Lower Sub-Band
Upper Sub-Band
T-R Spacings (Transmit to Receive) 320MHz

 The Lower 6GHz Band (5925MHz to 6425MHz) is defined as follows:

Standards: CEPT/ERC/REC 14-01 E
Frequency Range: 5925 – 6425 MHz
Total Width of Band: 500MHz
Channel Plan FDD (Frequency Division Duplex)
Channel Widths & Spacing 29.65, 59.3MHz
Lower Sub-Band 5925-6167.58MHz (242.58MHz)
Upper Sub-Band 6182.42-6425MHz (242.58MHz)
T-R Spacings (Transmit to Receive) 252.04MHz

Uses & Applications

4GHz and Lower 6GHz bands are used for Point to Point (P2P) Microwave Radio Links

Sources of Data and Graphics

All contents (C) OFCOM and taken from:

OfW48 UK Frequency Allocations for Fixed (Point-to-Point) Wireless Services and Scanning Telemetry This document shows the current bands managed by Ofcom that are available for fixed terrestrial (point to point) links and scanning telemetry in the UK.

Technical regulations

The Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive
99/5/EC (R&TTED) has been implemented in ‘The Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Regulations 2000, Statutory
Instrument (SI) 730. In accordance with Articles 4.1 and 7.2 of the R&TTED
• IR2000: The UK Interface Requirement 2000 contains the requirements for the licensing and use of fixed (point-to-point) wireless services in the UK.
• IR2037: The UK Interface Requirement 2037 applies for scanning telemetry services.
• IR2078: The UK Interface Requirement 2078 applies for the 60 GHz band

Notes specific to the frequency charts

The first column describes each available frequency band, represented by a diagram (not to scale). The frequency band limits are listed below the diagram; frequencies below 10 GHz are represented in MHz, while those above 10 GHz are in GHz. The width of each guard band is shown above the diagram, and is always specified in MHz.
The channel arrangements in some bands are staggered, so that the width and position of the guard band vary for different channel spacings. In these cases, a table underneath gives details of the guard bands for different spacings (with all frequencies in MHz).
The first column also includes the title of the relevant international recommendations for each band, produced by the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications (CEPT) or the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). CEPT recommendations are available at https://www.cept.org/ecc/ and ITU Recommendations at https://www.itu.int.
The final column contains the channel spacing for duplex operation in each frequency band except for bands above 60 GHz. Details of standard systems assigned in the UK are shown in the relevant technical frequency assignment criteria.

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