Consultation: Enabling opportunities for innovation

  • Start: 18 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 March 2019

Spectrum provides the airwaves that support wireless services, including mobile phones, used by people and businesses every day. Ofcom manages the use of spectrum in the UK. Our ambition is to see comprehensive mobile coverage for people across the UK, and to create opportunities for innovation across the UK economy.

This document consults on proposals to make spectrum available in a range of spectrum bands on a shared basis. This spectrum could support deployment of local networks in sectors including industrial Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise, logistics, mining and agriculture, as well as help to improve the quality of coverage in poorly served areas.

It complements our proposals to award national licences for the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz mobile spectrum by auction.

Improving mobile coverage

Alongside this consultation, we have published a document which provides an overview of all the steps we are taking to improve mobile coverage (PDF, 173.7 KB).

Responding to this consultation

Please submit responses using the consultation responses form (RTF, 1.5 MB).


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