Ofcom confirms connectivity spectrum plans

The Quango managing the UK’s radio spectrum, Ofcom has announced plans for management of radio frequencies essential for all wireless communications, making more than 6 GHz of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum available across the 26 GHz (24.25-27.5 GHz) and 40 GHz (40.5 GHz-43.5 GHz) bands for mobile technology, which is earmarked for connected vehicle services.

It says this spectrum has the potential to deliver significant benefits by enabling large increases in wireless data capacity and speeds, and we want to provide industry with certainty of access to this spectrum to enable timely investment and innovation.

“We are taking a proactive approach to making mmWave spectrum available, to enable investment in faster, better quality services and innovation,” it says in a stement. “We consider that making the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands available for new uses at the same time will maximise this spectrum’s potential to benefit for people and businesses.

“We set out how we will allocate mmWave spectrum to best support new uses. We are also consulting on proposals for the design of the auction for citywide licences, the licence conditions for citywide and local mmWave licences and how we will coordinate users of this spectrum.”

Read the report here.

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