Statement: Improving access to 5.8 GHz spectrum for broadband fixed wireless access

  • Start: 27 July 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 21 September 2017

Statement published 29 November 2017

This document sets out our decision to remove a restriction on Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA) use in part of the 5.8 GHz band.

BFWA uses radio signals rather than fixed lines to deliver broadband internet access to consumers and businesses, particularly those in difficult to reach areas.

This decision will enable BFWA to use more channels in the 5.8 GHz band and provide the potential for an increase in the capacity and speed of BFWA services.

Main documents

Supporting documents

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Responder name Type
Austen, David (PDF File, 375.0 KB) Individual
Badenoch Broadband & Comms CiC (PDF File, 239.6 KB) Organisation
Buz Broadband Ltd (FibreWifi) (PDF File, 128.3 KB) Organisation
Cambium Networks Ltd and UKWISPA (PDF File, 86.9 KB) Organisation
Countryside Broadband Limited (PDF File, 370.5 KB) Organisation
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