Consultation: Proposals to make auction regulations for the mmWave award

Published: 14 May 2024
Consultation closes: 8 July 2024
Status: Closed (pending statement)

We are enabling the industry to use a large amount of spectrum in the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands (together, “mmWave spectrum”) for new services, including 5G. The 26 GHz and 40 GHz spectrum bands, which together comprise 6.25 GHz of spectrum, have both been identified for mobile services globally, and for 5G in Europe. Making mmWave spectrum available for new uses has the potential to deliver significant benefits to people and businesses in the UK.

This consultation provides notice of, and invites stakeholders’ views on, Ofcom’s proposals to make regulations for the award by auction of radio spectrum licences in the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands.

We invite comments on these proposals by 8 July 2024.

Responding to this consultation

Please submit responses using the consultation response form

How to respond


Enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses.
Riverside House
2A Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA

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