Ofcom approach to new spectrum allocations and liberalisation in mobilebsg
Radio spectrum is a vital resource which underpins the broadcast and telecommunications industries, as well as essential public services such as the emergency services and air traffic control.
Ofcom is today (13 January 2005) seeking views on proposals to make a significant number of spectrum bands available to the market over the next few years. The consultation also outlines options for extending spectrum trading and liberalisation to mobile phone services.
This consultation is part of Ofcom’s wider programme of making greater use of market mechanisms to manage spectrum.
The document invites comments on these issues and on a number of other relevant issues.