More about "United Kingdom"
Protecting meteorological spectrum users in the age of 6G
Jun 21, 2022
by Richard Haas

Stephen English of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) hopes important terahertz frequencies can remain protected as 6G progesses. Read more...

GSMA claims reserving spectrum for verticals is exacerbating the “squeeze” on MNOs
Jun 13, 2022
by Richard Haas

A new report from the industry body argues that mobile network operators (MNOs) are not seeing fair returns compared to big tech companies and that reserving spectrum for verticals may be contributing to this imbalance. Read more...

UK plans to offer local mobile licences in mmWave bands
Jun 09, 2022
by Laura Sear

The ongoing consultation on the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands suggests that future plans for mmWave spectrum in the UK lean toward local licences. Read more...

UK regulator’s approach to upper 6 GHz band provokes mixed response
Jun 07, 2022
by Richard Haas

Mobile network operators (MNOs) have come out strongly against Ofcom's proposal to add the band to its spectrum sharing regime. Advocates of unlicensed use also have concerns. Read more...

UK regulator to make licence changes to enable 5G use
Jun 01, 2022
by Richard Haas

Ofcom is proposing various changes to Vodafone’s licences in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2.1 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands which will allow the operator to use them for 5G. Read more...

UK regulator to use “spectrum sandboxes” to help improve co-existence models
Apr 28, 2022
by Richard Haas

UK spectrum regulator Ofcom hopes the project, which is still in its early stages, will contribute to better co-existence studies in the 6 GHz and 3.8—4.2 GHz bands. Read more...

Mobile operators say mmWave spectrum vital to meet future demand
Mar 28, 2022
by Richard Haas

Speaking at an event organised by UK regulator Ofcom, representatives from BT in the UK and Verizon in the US agreed that the higher spectrum bands are important but device support and assignments are still lacking. Read more...

Liverpool project shows benefits of 5G for healthcare initiatives
Mar 18, 2022
by Laura Sear

Liverpool 5G, the UK’s biggest telehealth test project, may have to come to an end when its government funding runs out. Read more...

UK regulator proposes adding upper 6 GHz band to shared licensing regime
Mar 10, 2022
by Richard Haas

Ofcom is consulting on a plan to add the band to its existing sharing regime but says it could still be allocated for mobile or unlicensed use. Read more...

Dense Air CEO urges UK regulator to automate its local licensing regime
Feb 18, 2022
by Richard Haas

Paul Senior praised Ofcom for introducing local 5G licences but criticised the "impossible" application process. Read more...