Tag: UK
Broadband PPDR: bands, business plans and global progress: a new report

Using LTE for broadband PPDR has been much heralded:  this new report from PolicyTracker goes beyond the hype to give a timely independent assessment of the progress so far and the range of policy options. Read more...

UK consultation on secondary legislation to support spectrum sharing policy
Oct 31, 2019
by Toby Youell

The UK regulator, Ofcom, has issued a consultation on draft statutory instruments that would support its local spectrum access and spectrum sharing policies. The draft statutory instruments would amend The Wireless Telegraphy (Spectrum Trading) Regulations 2012, The Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Spectrum Trading) Regulations 2011, and The Wireless Telegraphy (Register) Regulations… Read more...

UK consultation on revised proposals for upcoming 700 MHz and 3.6 – 3.8 GHz band auction
Oct 28, 2019
by Toby Youell

The UK regulator, Ofcom, has issued two consultation documents related to its upcoming auction of the 700 MHz and 3.6 - 3.8 GHz bands. The revised proposals would no longer include coverage obligations that Ofcom says are made obsolete by voluntary commitments made by mobile operators earlier this year. One… Read more...

United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

While no major spectrum auctions have taken place during the last twelve months, UK’s regulator Ofcom has made available a significant amount of frequencies through various methods like spectrum sharing or licensed-exempt regimes. Read more...

UK consultation on implementing the European Electronic Communications Code
Aug 09, 2019
by Toby Youell

The UK government has issued a consultation on how it should implement the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC). EU Member States must transpose the EECC into their domestic laws by December 2020. The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport anticipates that a post-EU exit implementation period would extend… Read more...

UK consultation on mobile repeaters
Jul 12, 2019
by Toby Youell

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has issued a consultation on amending its rules for mobile repeaters. Ofcom exempted mobile repeaters from requiring a licence to use spectrum in 2018. The new consultation proposes to increase the maximum system gain permitted for in-vehicle usage of mobile repeaters. This would be done… Read more...

UK consultation on small-scale digital radio
Jul 08, 2019
by Toby Youell

The UK regulator, Ofcom, has issued a consultation on how it would exercise proposed new functions proposed by the UK Government regarding small-scale digital radio. The platform is intended to provide a flexible and low-cost way for communities to broadcast content over a relatively small geographic area. The consultation concerns… Read more...

UK consultation on defragmenting the 3.4 – 3.8 GHz band
Jun 11, 2019
by Toby Youell

The UK regulator, Ofcom, has issued a consultation on its proposals to allow defragmentation of the 3.4 - 3.8 GHz band. Portions of the 3.4 - 3.6 GHz band were awarded in 2018, and the regulator plans to award the 3.6 - 3.8 GHz band next year. Ofcom believes it… Read more...

UK consultation on allowing Active Antenna Systems to use the 3.4 – 3.8 GHz band
Apr 23, 2019
by Toby Youell

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has issued a consultation on allowing Active Antenna Systems, an important component of 5G, in the 3.4 - 3.8 GHz band. This would be done by amending existing licences so that they comply with the conditions set out in Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/235. This… Read more...