Ofcom releases new fixed wireless five-year plan


By Jonathan Nally
Friday, 06 July, 2018


Ofcom releases new fixed wireless five-year plan

UK regulator Ofcom, following a review of the spectrum used by fixed wireless, has published a five-year plan that sets out its approach for the spectrum bands used by fixed wireless.

In a statement released on Thursday, Ofcom said its key decisions and the five-year plan will help to “support innovation and the development of potential new uses in the future”.

“As part of this, we are taking immediate steps to enable use of the 57–66 GHz band for a range of use cases without the need for a licence,” the statement reads.

“We are also making licence exempt spectrum available in the 66–71 GHz band, which could be used for future 5G services. We have launched a separate consultation to implement the decisions for the full 57–71 GHz band today.”

“The measures included in this plan will help ensure services can continue to have appropriate access to spectrum, and that suitable technical requirements are in place.”

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