Consultation: Enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses
- Start: 09 May 2022
- Status: Open
- End: 18 July 2022
We are proposing to make a large amount of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum available for use of mobile technology, including 5G. We want to enable opportunities for a wide range of users and applications across the country to access mmWave spectrum for new uses.
We recognise that mass market applications for mmWave spectrum are still at an early stage worldwide, but believe this spectrum has the potential to deliver significant benefits by enabling large increases in wireless data capacity and speeds.
This consultation sets out our proposals to make mmWave spectrum available in the 26 GHz (24.25-27.5 GHz) and 40 GHz (40.5-43.5 GHz) bands for new uses.
Responding to this consultation
Please submit responses using the consultation response form (ODT, 50.9 KB).
Issued correction to paragraph 5.64, which referred in error to Airwave instead of Arqiva.
Annex 8 of our consultation sets out the methodology and results of our modelling for estimating the potential costs of clearing fixed links in the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands. Following a request from a stakeholder, we are publishing a non-confidential version of our cost model (XLSM, 182.7 KB).
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