Ofcom provisionally awards low-power wireless spectrum

26 Apr 2006

UK regulator Ofcom has provisionally awarded Wireless Telegraphy Licences to twelve companies. The concessions are for 6.6MHz of spectrum which will be operated on a low-power basis in the 1781.7MHz-1785MHz paired with 1876.7MHz-1880MHz bands. The licences are technology neutral but many are expected to be used for private GSM networks in office buildings or campuses. Ofcom expects to grant the permits in the week commencing 1 May 2006, subject to payment of the full licence fees by 28 April.

Concessions will be awarded to BT Group, Cable & Wireless UK, COLT Mobile Telecommunications, Cyberpress, FMS Solutions, Mapesbury Communications, O2 UK, Opal Telecom, PLDT UK, Shyam Telecom UK, Spring Mobil and Teleware.

United Kingdom, BT Group (incl. Openreach), O2 UK