Re: Indeed. It's called broadcasting for a reason
Yes, it needs to be said. It may be stating the obvious but Governments and Regulators are ignoring the Obvious.
Mobile, Satellite, Fibre, IP etc is all wonderful but complementary to Radio & TV Broadcast.
It was greedy short-sighted stupidity to sell off part of the TV spectrum to Mobile. That part of spectrum is only good for larger cells and isn't enough channels big enough for decent 4G any better than 3G. A total waste.
Terrestrial TV needs the spectrum to compete with cable & satellite TV, which never can be portable or instantly available at a new location. Satellite is very vulnerable and cable only viable for Urban areas, both are tethered so though "Broadcast" are not replacements for Terrestrial TV, despite Ofcom's and Comreg's agenda to abolish Terrestrial TV entirely.
As we read this, Ofcom and Comreg are planning to reduce DTT further to sell off a 2nd block (even poorer mobile capacity and larger cells).
Mobile to give decent 4G coverage and speed needs MORE cells than 3G. This isn't possible on UHF.