More radio spectrum for the Internet of Things

  • Start: 10 September 2015
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 12 November 2015

This document confirms that spectrum within the 55-68 MHz, 70.5-71.5 MHz and 80.0-81.5 MHz bands can be used for Internet of Things (IoT) services and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications.

We have confirmed spectrum in the VHF range is suitable for some IoT services and M2M applications and our current licensing arrangements can and do provide access for this purpose.

We recognise that this might not be clear to stakeholders so we will launch a new product that makes specific provision for IoT/M2M, but continues to support current applications.

We will also make a web resource available that will provide information and help for those seeking to use spectrum for IoT.

In the meantime anyone can apply for our existing Business Radio Licence products.

Main documents

Supporting documents

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Dynamic_Spectrum_Alliance.pdf (PDF File, 388.1 KB) Organisation
Federation_of_Communication_Services.pdf (PDF File, 46.9 KB) Organisation
Heritage_Broadcasting_Limited.pdf (PDF File, 779.3 KB) Organisation
Joint_Radio_Company.pdf (PDF File, 215.8 KB) Organisation
Maxxwave.pdf (PDF File, 432.6 KB) Organisation
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