Innovative use of spectrum


Ofcom launches review of spectrum licence fees

Published: 23 July 2024

Ofcom is today launching a review of the annual licence fees we charge mobile network operators for use of three mobile spectrum bands (900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz).

Review of Ofcom’s market-based approach to mobile spectrum management

Published: 11 January 2024

Last updated: 23 July 2024

At the Government’s request, we have undertaken a review of our market based approach to allocating mobile spectrum licences.

Consultation: Optimal use of 3.9 GHz spectrum

Published: 21 May 2024

We are proposing to make changes to UK Broadband Limited’s 3.9 GHz licence which authorises use of the 3925–4009 MHz frequency range.

Vision for sharing upper 6 GHz spectrum between Wi-Fi and mobile

Published: 21 May 2024

Ofcom has today set out its vision for how shared use of the upper 6 GHz spectrum band could enable both Wi-Fi and mobile services, while also continuing to serve the band’s existing users as much as possible.

New spectrum licences set to spur UK innovation

Published: 19 February 2024

Last updated: 19 February 2024

People in the UK can look forward to new wireless technologies in the future thanks to changes made today by Ofcom.

Reflective surfaces in wireless networks

Published: 10 January 2024

Last updated: 10 January 2024

Ofcom has produced a report on the potential role of reflective surfaces in future wireless communications in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London.

Paving the way for improved 5G and innovative new wireless services

Published: 8 November 2023

Last updated: 8 November 2023

Ofcom is today setting out the design of the auction for awarding licences for millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum.

Working together to enable spectrum-sharing innovation

Published: 2 November 2023

Last updated: 2 November 2023

Ofcom recently had the privilege of hosting an event on hybrid sharing in the Upper 6 GHz spectrum band. The event brought together industry leaders, regulators, and academics to discuss the possibilities and challenges of allowing both Wi-Fi and mobile operators to share access to the band.

Call for input: Review of the use of fixed wireless links and spectrum implications

Published: 25 October 2023

We are seeking input from stakeholders on their potential use of fixed wireless links (fixed links), and the decision factors that lead to selecting a fixed wireless link instead of an alternative technology.

Spectrum management for next generation wireless broadband: a discussion paper

Published: 18 October 2023

Last updated: 18 October 2023

Discussion paper about spectrum management for next generation wireless broadband for flexible access and spectrum sharing. Puts forward the case for making changes at each stage of the spectrum management pipeline.

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