Spectrum (international work)


Radio spectrum is a valuable resource which is limited in supply, highly sought-after and essential to modern economies.

Ofcom manages the UK spectrum allocation and has a duty to ensure it is used in the most effective way. Our work involves releasing spectrum for new uses as well as developing policies to ensure that the spectrum is used efficiently. We work closely with the UK Government on a range of spectrum issues and publish the UK Frequency Allocation Table on its behalf. Ofcom also represents the UK Government on matters of international spectrum policy.

Before leaving the European Union, Ofcom was an active member of the EU’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) and represented the UK in the Radio Spectrum Committee (RSC). We will continue to cooperate with these bodies as appropriate under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, and to engage with our European counterparts as necessary to address issues of common interest.

To find out more about our international spectrum work, click on the links below.

Contact ofcom.international@ofcom.org.uk for information on our international spectrum work and for information on how to join the email briefing groups.