UK spectrum management Trading mechanisms, liberalisation of use, access and innovation
“Ofcom has regulatory responsibilities from broadcasting through to telecommunications. The most significant point of common interest is in the key raw material of most modern communications – the invisible but critically important radio spectrum.
Ofcom has today [6 August 2004] published an overview of the steps it intends to take in 2004-05 to introduce greater flexibility and freedom of use to radio spectrum management.”
A Statement on Spectrum Trading
Implementation in 2004 and beyond
“This Statement follows a public consultation by Ofcom and the Radiocommunications Agency on proposals for the introduction of spectrum trading in the United Kingdom. The consultation, which was published in November 2003, explained that the introduction of spectrum trading and liberalisation would help to encourage efficient use of spectrum by enabling it to be transferred to, and used by, the user that values it most.”