In Brief: U.K. to release wireless spectrum in '07

Jun 29, 2006

British regulators Thursday published a proposal for the auction of new wireless spectrum in 2007.

Ofcom said it planned to auction 12 licenses at 10 gigahertz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz for use in nationwide and local wireless services, including broadband.

The licenses break down to a single nationwide 10 GHz license that will be used by broadcasters in time for the 2012 London Olympics; two national and three regional 28 GHz licenses, and six U.K.-wide 32 GHz licenses.

The auction will be on a technology and application-neutral bases and is part of a larger spectrum-release program to take place over the next few years.

Ofcom will take responses to the proposal until Sept. 7.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: DOCOMO and Huawei confirm LTE network over unlicensed spectrum

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Finding more space in spectrum

Jan 30, 2014

Radio and TV channels, mobile communications, GPS, and emergency communications are just a few examples of applications that occupy the airwaves. The radio spectrum is a finite resource, but demand for bandwidth ...

Wireless communication's crystal ball

Dec 05, 2012

By now, wireless connections like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are just as commonplace in industry. Yet systems often interfere with one another as data is being exchanged. Now, "Awair" will not only detect available ...

NIST Measures Challenges for Wireless in Factories

Aug 31, 2007

Factories have much to gain from wireless technology, such as robot control, RFID tag monitoring, and local-area network (LAN) communications. Wireless systems can cost less and offer more flexibility than cabled systems. ...

Recommended for you

Bringing emergency communications together

Aug 21, 2014

A new University of Adelaide research project aims to improve emergency operations through integrated communications systems for police and the emergency services.

For top broadband policy, look no further than Canada

Aug 20, 2014

You might have seen communications minister Malcolm Turnbull raising the issue about Australian press not discussing policy problems and solutions from overseas, in a speech delivered at the Lowy Institute Media Awards last week: ...

Cities, states face off on municipal broadband

Aug 19, 2014

Wilson, N.C., determined nearly a decade ago that high-speed Internet access would be essential to the community's social and economic health in the 21st century, just as electricity, water and sewers were in the previous ...

New loss mechanism for global 4G roaming

Aug 19, 2014

A loss mechanism that has not been an issue in previous mobile handset antennas will become important for global 4G roaming, according to results of experiments carried out in Aalborg, Denmark.

User comments : 0