Consultation: Improving spectrum access for wifi – spectrum use in the 5 and 6 GHz bands

  • Start: 17 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 March 2020

Spectrum provides the radio waves that support wireless services used by people and businesses every day, including wifi. We are reviewing our existing regulations for spectrum for unlicensed use to meet future demand, address existing problems of slow speeds and congestion, and enable new, innovative applications.

People and businesses in the UK are increasingly using wifi to support everyday activities and new applications are driving demand for faster and more reliable wifi. To meet this growing demand, we are proposing to increase the amount of spectrum available for wifi and other related wireless technologies, and to remove certain technical conditions that currently apply.

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Broadcom (PDF File, 176.6 KB) Organisation
BT (PDF File, 185.0 KB) Organisation
Cisco (PDF File, 319.5 KB) Organisation
CommScope (PDF File, 144.3 KB) Organisation
Cropley, Mr L (PDF File, 162.1 KB) Individual
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