Spectrum management


We carry out strategic work in spectrum management, including making sufficient spectrum available for 5G, spectrum clearance, spectrum awards and many other on-going projects.

Our Annual Plan sets out the key spectrum-related work areas for the current year, as well as our broader programme of ongoing work. This includes:

  • Preparing for future awards of spectrum bands as they are cleared and released
  • Spectrum authorisation (including work on sharing)
  • Work to make sufficient spectrum available for 5G
  • Studies to inform future requirements for spectrum (such as mobile data, the satellite and space science sectors and fixed wireless uses)
  • Spectrum assurance and enforcement

You can read more about these projects below.

Strategic work

In this Spectrum Roadmap we outline the work we are planning to deliver on this strategy, both through our current projects (as outlined in the Plan of Work 2022/23) and proposed future areas of work.

Delivering Ofcom’s Spectrum Management Strategy (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Cyflwyno Strategaeth Rheoli Sbectrwm Ofcom (PDF, 447.0 KB)


For information on our ongoing 700MHz projects please click here.