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Mobile services on aircraft

10 Ebrill 2006

Ofcom manages the civil radio spectrum in the UK. Its duties include securing the optimal use of the electromagnetic spectrum, while having regard to the desirability of promoting competition and the development of innovative services.

Ofcom has been approached by stakeholders from the avionic and telecommunications sectors suggesting that it should review the wireless telegraphy licensing regime in order to permit the provision and use of mobile services on aircraft. There are a number of legal, regulatory and technical issues within Ofcom’s responsibilities which need to be considered and resolved: this paper opens the discussion among stakeholders about these.

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Mobile Services on Aircraft (PDF, 159.2 KB)


Summary of stakeholder views about the introduction of mobile services on aircraft

Radio spectrum is a vital input to electronic communication services and networks and a major asset to the UK. One of Ofcom’s primary statutory duties is to ensure the optimal use of the electromagnetic spectrum in the interests of citizens and consumers, while having regard to the desirability of promoting competition and the development of innovative services. It is essential that the regulatory regime for spectrum is able to respond to changes in the demand for and use of spectrum in the UK.

Ofcom was approached by stakeholders from the avionic and telecommunications sectors suggesting that Ofcom should review the wireless telegraphy licensing regime in order to help facilitate the provision and use of mobile services on aircraft Ofcom published a discussion document, “Mobile Services on Aircraft”, on 10 April 2006. The discussion period for this document closed on 23 June 2006.

This document summarises the comments made by stakeholders and sets out Ofcom’s view of the way forward.

Mobile Services on Aircraft Presentation - 9 June 2006 (PDF, 63.6 KB)

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Mobile Services on Aircraft - Summary of stakeholder views about the introduction of mobile services on aircraft (PDF, 186.1 KB)

Peter Bury – Director of Strategic Resources