Statement: Decision to make Wireless Telegraphy Exemption Regulations 2017

Published: 9 March 2017
Consultation closes: 11 April 2017
Status: Closed (statement published)

Statement published 13 July 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to make regulations that will allow Wi-Fi use in the 5.8 GHz band.

Wi-Fi currently uses spectrum in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. This decision will allow access to an additional 125 MHz of spectrum in the 5.8 GHz band.

This document also confirms the technical conditions which manufacturers of equipment, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, would have to comply with in order to benefit from licence exempt use of this spectrum.

Contact information

Alberto Fernandes
3rd floor 03:154
Riverside House
2A Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
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