Statement: Improving access to 5.8 GHz spectrum for broadband fixed wireless access

Published: 27 July 2017
Consultation closes: 21 September 2017
Status: Closed (statement published)

Statement published 29 November 2017

This document sets out our decision to remove a restriction on Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA) use in part of the 5.8 GHz band.

BFWA uses radio signals rather than fixed lines to deliver broadband internet access to consumers and businesses, particularly those in difficult to reach areas.

This decision will enable BFWA to use more channels in the 5.8 GHz band and provide the potential for an increase in the capacity and speed of BFWA services.

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