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Ofcom to allocate 2010MHz spectrum to mobile broadband

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 12:59

The currently unused 2010Mhz wireless radio spectrum could be allocated to mobile broadband, according to the results of Ofcom’s May 2010 consultation, released yesterday. Ofcom intends to allocate...

Ofcom opens up 2G frequencies to 3G services

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 19:28

As of today, 2G radio frequencies will be available for provision of 3G services in the UK. 900MHz and 1800MHz licences, previously reserved for providers of voice and text services, were opened up...

Ofcom consults on white spaces

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 at 12:31

Ofcom has launched a detailed consultation on the use of “white spaces”, that is areas of wireless spectrum that are allocated for a particular type of transmission but currently unused. A major...

Spectrum auctions survive Euro vote

Posted by malcolm on Friday, September 26th, 2008 at 11:00

The European Parliament voted through the Telecoms package this week, including measures that will continue to allow Ofcom to auction spectrum to the highest bidder. Member States will be permitted...

Spectrum auction

Posted by malcolm on Monday, December 11th, 2006 at 12:12

Ofcom has announced plans to release wireless spectrum by way of auction in the 2.6GHz, 2GHz and 2.3GHz bands. The 2.6GHz band in particular is suitable for mobile communications using Wi-Max, UMTA...

Ofcom announces fixed wireless broadband spectrum rules

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 at 14:05

Ofcom has announced the release of new spectrum for broadband fixed wireless access, in the 71-76GHz and 81-86GHz bands.  The licensing regime will be “lightly licensed”, with an unlimited number of...

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