Statement: Improving consumer access to mobile services at 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz
- Start: 28 July 2017
- Status: Statement published
- End: 22 September 2017
This document confirms Ofcom’s intended approach to expanding spectrum access for future mobile services in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band in order to enable citizens and consumers across the UK to benefit from future mobile services including 5G.
We will now commence the statutory process to propose (i) revocation of fixed links licences in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band and (ii) variation of licences and grants of Recognised Spectrum Access (RSA) for satellite earth stations such that Ofcom would no longer take registered satellite earth stations with a receive component in the band into account for frequency management purposes.
Affected licensees and grantholders will have a further opportunity to make representations before we take final decisions on individual licences and grants of RSA.
We have now published an update on when we expect spectrum in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band to become available (PDF, 367.6 KB), following the decisions we have taken as part of the statutory process described above.
Statement and consultation: Improving consumer access to mobile services at 3.6 to 3.8 GHz