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UK consultation on spectrum licence fees for 10 GHz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz
Jul 25, 2022
by Mirva Villa

UK regulator Ofcom has laid out its proposal for annual spectrum licence fees for the 10 GHz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz bands. The proposal is as follows: Ofcom is to set a national annual licence fee of £7,568 per 2 x 1 MHz for 10 GHz spectrum and £4,576… Read more...

Ofcom consultation on Starlink application for six satellite licences
Jun 27, 2022
by Mirva Villa

Ofcom is inviting comments on Starlink's application for six non-geostationary orbit earth station licences. Starlink, the subsidiary of American spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX, is seeking six gateway licences operating in the Ka band frequencies. Starlink already operates three gateways in the UK, and the proposed additional licences are aimed to help… Read more...

UK consultation on Telesat’s application for non-geostationary satellite licence
Jun 27, 2022
by Mirva Villa

Ofcom has launched a consultation on Telesat's application for a non-geostationary orbiting earth station network licence.  NGSO satellite systems deliver broadband services from space with satellites using a low or medium orbit. The document is open for comment until July 22, 2022. Read more...

UK consultation on WRC-23
Jun 27, 2022
by Mirva Villa

UK regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation ahead of the World Radio Conference 2023. The regulator calls for input on the UK's provisional views on key agenda items to be considered at the conference. Some of the priority issues for the UK outlined by Ofcom include decisions on the allocation… Read more...

UK consultation on more spectrum in the Ku-band for satellite connectivity
Jun 27, 2022
by Mirva Villa

UK regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation on extending access to spectrum in the Ku-band (14.35-14.5 GHz) for satellite operators. Ofcom says additional spectrum is needed to increase broadband services in rural and remote locations, including offshore energy facilities. The proposed extended Earth Station Network licence would support the deployment… Read more...

UK consultation on new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) licences
Jun 13, 2022
by Richard Haas

UK regulator Ofcom is consulting on a proposal for a new spectrum licence for drone operators. The new licences would allow Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to use a range of technologies that are not currently allowed. These include the use of mobile and satellite terminals and safety equipment. The… Read more...

UK consultation on 3.4-3.8 GHz licence terms
May 30, 2022
by Richard Haas

The UK regulator, Ofcom, is consulting on proposed changes to licences in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band held by UK Broadband. Currently, spectrum licences held by the company have different licence terms from those sold to mobile operators at auction in 2021. Ofcom says aligning the licences will remove barriers such… Read more...

UK consultation on changes to 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2.1 GHz and 2.6 GHz licences
May 23, 2022
by Richard Haas

The UK regulator, Ofcom, is consulting on updating technical conditions for licences held by Vodafone and Telefónica. Ofcom is proposing to change some conditions for licences held by Vodafone in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2.1 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands. These changes will amend the licences with updated parameters… Read more...

UK consultation on 26 GHz and 40 GHz
May 09, 2022
by Laura Sear

Ofcom is proposing to make a large amount of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum available across the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands for use of mobile technology, including 5G. The regulator proposes to revoke fixed link licences for the 26 GHz band in and around high-density areas, giving five years’… Read more...

UK consultation on use of Short-Range Devices
May 09, 2022
by Laura Sear

Ofcom is proposing changes to the conditions for Short-Range Devices (SRDs) in the 5GHz, 24GHz and 900MHz bands used for Wi-Fi, transport and industrial applications. These changes include: An additional 20 MHz of spectrum in the 5GHz band for safety-related Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Liberalise the use of 5150 to… Read more...