Statement: Decision to make Wireless Telegraphy Exemption Regulations 2017

  • Start: 09 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 April 2017

Statement published 13 July 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to make regulations that will allow Wi-Fi use in the 5.8 GHz band.

Wi-Fi currently uses spectrum in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. This decision will allow access to an additional 125 MHz of spectrum in the 5.8 GHz band.

This document also confirms the technical conditions which manufacturers of equipment, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, would have to comply with in order to benefit from licence exempt use of this spectrum.

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ASECAP Part 1 (PDF, 632.6 KB) Organisation
ASECAP Part 2 (PDF, 362.4 KB) Organisation
BSI EPL_278 (PDF, 153.1 KB) Organisation
BT (PDF, 367.8 KB) Organisation
Cisco (PDF, 298.4 KB) Organisation
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