Spectrum management strategy - Ofcom’s approach to and priorities for spectrum management over the next ten years

  • Start: 02 October 2013
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 03 January 2014

This document sets out Ofcom’s new spectrum management strategy which establishes the strategic approach and priorities for managing radio spectrum for the next decade.

The strategic approach relies on market mechanisms where possible and effective and on regulatory action where necessary. It also places specific emphasis on: exploring opportunities for spectrum sharing; managing the co-existence of different services and promoting technology improvements that minimise interference; providing more information on how spectrum is used in the UK; and leading the debate on key international spectrum issues.

The priorities are: future mobile data demand, the future of the 700MHz band and free-toview TV, Public Sector Spectrum Release, Programme Making and Special Events, Machine-to-Machine applications and the Emergency Services.

Interactive Spectrum Map

UK Frequency Allocation Table (UK FAT) Beta version

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ARM.pdf (PDF File, 17.1 KB) Organisation
Arqiva.pdf (PDF File, 74.0 KB) Organisation
BBC.pdf (PDF File, 220.2 KB) Organisation
BEIRG.pdf (PDF File, 160.8 KB) Organisation
British_APCO.pdf (PDF File, 32.3 KB) Organisation
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