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This document is a technical report for the LTE for 700 MHz digital dividend work item. It is intended to define
both FDD and TDD arrangements on the 698-806 MHz frequency band in Region 3.
The switch off of analogue television (Digital Dividend) will make available for IMT services a portion of the UHF
spectrum in Region 3. In other regions the switch to digital television will also create a digital dividend that may be
used for IMT services.
At the ninth meeting of the APT Wireless Forum (AWF-9), held in Seoul, Korea from September 13th to 16th 2010,
agreement was reached on two harmonized frequency arrangements for IMT in the 698-806 MHz frequency band in
Region 3. This agreement is the result of extensive studies undertaken by Region 3 administrations, network operators
and manufacturers of equipment, user devices and electronic components, following the decisions taken WRC-07.
The agreed FDD arrangement is: Uplink: 703-748 MHz, Downlink 758-803 MHz, i.e. 2x45 MHz.
The agreed TDD arrangement is: 698-806 MHz, i.e. 1x108 MHz. However APT notes that "a minimum internal guardband of 5 MHz at the lower edge (698 MHz) and 3 MHz at the upper edge (806 MHz) needs to be considered".
The AWF-9 meeting also invited further studies to determine UE out-of-band emission limits and implementation
issues relating to the usage of the band 698-806 MHz by the Mobile Service. The APT Wireless Group (AWG)1 is
continuing these studies and plans to finalize them in the 11th meeting of AWG in October 2011.
Note that studies on implementation issues for countries which cannot make the whole band 698-806MHz available and
therefore cannot apply the APT-agreed arrangements but will use some part of the frequency arrangement should be
conducted in order to suit their national considerations, which will consequently allow more deployments using the
APT-agreed arrangements in various countries.
The purpose of this work item is to:
Study the technical requirements for deploying LTE in the band 698-806 MHz in region 3, e.g. coexistence
requirements with service in adjacent frequency bands, considering the on-going work in the AWG. Both TDD
and FDD should be considered.
Develop channel arrangements for LTE in the band 698-806 MHz in line with the APT decision for region 3 and
the study above. Both TDD and FDD should be considered.
Develop technical requirements for deployment of LTE in the band 698-806 MHz, considering implementation
issues for countries which cannot make the whole band 698-806MHz available and therefore cannot apply the
APT-agreed arrangements but will use some part of the channel arrangement. Both TDD and FDD should be
Consider possible deployment in region 2 outside of US.
Generate CR's to update the appropriate documents.
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