Consultation: Notice of proposal to vary 3.4 GHz radio spectrum licences

  • Start: 18 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 19 May 2019

Spectrum provides the airways that support wireless services, including mobile phones, used by people and businesses every day. Ofcom manages the use of spectrum in the UK. It does this by issuing a licence to use radio frequencies or making regulations to exempt the use from licensing.

From time to time Ofcom or licensees will make proposals to change a licence. We have received a request from EE, Hutchison, Telefonica and Vodafone asking that Ofcom vary a number of Spectrum Access 3.4 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 3.6 GHz licences. These variations would facilitate the deployment of Active Antenna Systems (AAS).

This document consults on the proposals made by the four licensees to amend the technical conditions of four Spectrum Access 3.4 GHz licences, one Spectrum Access 3.5 GHz licence and one Spectrum Access 3.6 GHz licence. It also sets out our provisional position that we are minded to grant these variation requests.

We are now inviting interested parties to submit comments by 19 May 2019, detailing any concerns they might have about the proposed licence variations.

Responding to this consultation

Please submit responses using the consultation responses form (RTF, 1.4 MB).

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