Ofcom released its spectrum strategy for the UK entitled “Meeting the Demand for Wireless Services“intended to cover the next 10 years. According to the strategy Ofcom aims to release some of the spectrum currently used for broadcasting for mobile broadband after 2018. Sharing of spectrum also figures heavily in the strategy, especially for enabling the kind of machine to machine communications required in what is referred to as the Internet of things (e.g. smart gas meters or blood sugar level monitors).
The regulator also supports the governments’ spectrum strategy, which includes plans for the release of 500MHz of spectrum currently used by public institutions mainly the military.
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