Consultation: Enabling spectrum sharing in the upper 6 GHz band
- Start: 28 February 2022
- Status: Closed
- End: 11 April 2022
We are proposing to add the upper 6 GHz band (6425-7070 MHz) to Ofcom’s Shared Access licence framework for low-power, indoor use.
- Licences would cover the full band for an area within a 50m radius of a central point.
- Use would be limited to indoor-only, with a maximum power limit of 250mW EIRP.
- Potential users could apply for multiple licences to cover a larger indoor area – such applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Each licence would be subject to an annual fee of £320 and would be for an indefinite term, with Ofcom reserving the right to revoke licences for spectrum management purposes.
We believe that these proposals would enable greater access to the 6 GHz band without impacting incumbent users or precluding future uses.