Consultation: Aligning licence terms in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band

  • Start: 24 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 July 2022

Currently, UK Broadband’s spectrum licences in the 3.4-3.6 GHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands (collectively the 3.4-3.8 GHz band) are subject to different terms than other licences in the same bands. We consider that, in this case, removing the disparity between terms in these bands could potentially reduce barriers, such as transaction costs and complexity, to efficient trades. This is consistent with our duty to secure optimal use for wireless telegraphy of the electro-magnetic spectrum. In this document we present our proposed approach to dealing with this issue.

To help reduce the barriers to potential trading, we propose to:

  • Align the terms of the UK Broadband 3.4 GHz licence with the terms of auctioned licences in the 3.4-3.6 GHz band.
  • Align the terms of the UK Broadband 3.6 GHz licence with the terms of auctioned licences in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band.

This proposal would not affect UK Broadband’s 3.9 GHz spectrum.

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