Ofcom to handle sale of 190MHz of UK Ministry of Defence spectrum

Regulator will be responsible for selling 190MHz of military spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands, which are likely to be used for mobile services

Ofcom to handle sale of 190MHz of UK Ministry of Defence spectrum

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) today (13.09.13) announced that it will be handing the management of its sale of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands to Ofcom, the communications regulator.

Formerly used by the MoD for military purposes, this spectrum includes 40MHz located in the 2.3GHz band and another 150MHz above 3.4GHz. These bands are in the process of being harmonised across Europe for mobile broadband and are therefore likely to be used for 4G services.

Having already completed a number of successful spectrum releases, including the recent 4G auction, Ofcom said it has significant experience and expertise in this area and is well positioned to manage the process. A document seeking expressions of interest from potential users of this spectrum will be published on its website here shortly. 

Written by Wireless magazine
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