Fixed wireless access (the 5725 – 5850 MHz band)

The 5.8 GHz licence (5725 – 5850 MHz band) can allow point-to-multipoint equipment for WISP Solutions, broadband internet access, and IP video surveillance.

This band is already in use by other services, including amateur-satellite, weather and military radars. Under a normal licence-exempt regime, it would not be possible for Ofcom to provide adequate protection for these services while permitting the higher power levels needed for provision of a viable fixed wireless access service on a shared basis. Therefore Ofcom has put in place a light-licensing regime. This regime requires a minimum payment and registration.