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As of 1 January 2014 the JFMG team is changing its name. We’re letting you know as you are a valued customer of ours and we want to keep you informed. You will receive a series of mails between now and January 2014 about the name change and what it will mean for you.
So what is the name changing to?
We have taken the decision to change our name to fit with our wider company name, Arqiva. The team will be rebranded Arqiva PMSE (Programme Making and Special Events). There will be no change in the team itself. Our staff members and location remain exactly as they are.
When is it changing?
From 1 January 2014 the JFMG name will no longer be used - from this date we will be known as Arqiva PMSE.
Why is it happening?
The JFMG business partnered with Arqiva in 2011 and we have been working together as one company since then. Following the Arqiva brand refresh and launch of the new website www.arqiva.com in June, we’ve decided now is a good time to make the full transition to the Arqiva name.
What can you expect between now and then?
Between now and 1 January 2014 we will continue to communicate with you on the name change. There will be no loss or disruption to your current service levels. As with all changes in name, there will be some alterations to things such as bank details and email addresses that you will need to be aware of; something that will be communicated fully in our next email.
It’s important to us that we keep you updated during the countdown to the name change and once we are fully re-named. If you have any queries please contact me or one of the team on 0207 299 8660.
Ofcom have released today an update on the work that is planned in relation to the future of the 700MHz band. As part of this update, Ofcom are seeking input from stakeholders on factors to consider when assessing cost and benefits for future uses of this band along with measures to reduce disruption for these changes.
Whilst it is likely that no change will occur until 2018 at the earliest, this band is currently shared with DTT for PMSE use and widely used. Therefore we would encourage interested parties to ensure that input is provided to Ofcom to support this review.
On the 12 November 2012 Ofcom published
statement on the making of regulations in connection with
the award of the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum bands .
This statement triggered the three month notice period for
PMSE to vacate this band.
From today, 12 February 2013, all access to the 2.6 GHz band (2500-2690GHz) will be withdrawn and JFMG will no longer be able to license this spectrum.
If you require any information in connection to the above please feel free to contact JFMG on 0207 299 8660 or
20/11/2012 UHF Strategy Update
Last week Ofcom published its statement 'securing long term benefits from scarce low frequency spectrum: UHF strategy statement' which includes an update on the access for PMSE use to the 600MHz (550-606MHz) band.
The statement explains Ofcom's decision to proceed with shared short term use of the 600MHz band for multiple uses including DTT, PMSE and White Space Devices. Short term access for PMSE will be provided on a 6 month rolling notice basis.
Ofcom states that work is being carried out to look at the longer term access to the 600MHz band and expect to provide a further update on this as work progresses into 2013. Ofcom will then review the 6 month rolling notice for PMSE access.
30/03/2012 Ofcom Publish Consultation Document on future strategy of UHF bands IV and V, & the 600 & 700 MHz BandOfcom has published a consultation on developing a long term strategic approach to the management of spectrum in the UHF bands (channels 21 – 60), which asks for response to questions.
This document will be of particular interest to the PMSE community, as it covers consultation on the future uses of bands that are currently utilised by PMSE users for wireless microphones, in-ear monitors, BTR talkback and audio links. It specifically covers the future uses of the following bands;
• “600 MHz band” : Ch31 – Ch37 (550MHz - 606 MHz)
• “700 MHz band” : Ch49 – Ch60 (694MHz – 790MHz)
The document also covers
• Worldwide harmonisation of the 700MHz band & the benefits for the UK
• DTT and the impact of possible 700MHz harmonisation, as well as other services used to cover public service broadcasting
• Local TV services
• Whitespace devices
• Public services spectrum such as emergency services and the MOD
• Information on the growth of mobile broadband and possible additional spectrum to be made available for mobile broadband in the longer term
Following the end of the consultation period, Ofcom intend to publish a statement in Autumn 2012. Consultation responses should be submitted by 7th June 2012.
notice of its intention to vary Everything Everywhere’s (EE) 1800 MHz spectrum licences to allow the use of 4G technologies in this band. Ofcom invites comments on this proposal by 16 April 2012.
PMSE currently has access from 1785-1800MHz, which although has very little usage, could be affected by this variation and we would encourage views to be shared with Ofcom.
27/01/2012 Major Event Apply OnlineToday we have added a new feature to our website making it possible to apply for frequencies at a Major Event via our online system.
To properly manage spectrum at a Major Event (e.g. Royal Wedding, British Grand Prix etc.) our spectrum Planners prevent online bookings close to the location and only accept manual applications. If you’ve ever tried to book online and been faced with a sea of red X’s this is possibly what was going on!
To ease the application process, if you now try to book near a Major Event you will be see a warning appear and be able to send in an event application for frequencies using similar tools to that of the current booking process.
Here are some brief instructions on how to use it, as usual if you have any questions please give us a call.
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