Ofcom agrees to Freedom4 licence term changes

16 Oct 2009

Wireless internet company Freedom4 has announced that it has been given permission by telecoms regulator Ofcom to offer WiMAX services across the UK. The Uxbridge based company, which is a subsidiary of the business telecoms firm the Daisy Group, owns a national licence for 84MHz of spectrum in the 3.6GHz-3.8GHz frequency range, as well as three metropolitan 28GHz licences covering London, the Midlands and the North West. It applied to Ofcom for a licence variation which would alter the technical conditions of its existing licence in such a way that it would be better able to supply mobile broadband services. The variation was requested under Ofcom’s spectrum liberalisation policy and involves allowing an increase in the maximum permitted base station power and enabling support for mobile terminals. ‘These changes to our licence will enable us to provide both fixed and mobile wireless services to our customers using the next generation of mobile technology’, said Mike Read, Freedom4’s CEO. The company plans to offer a new combined WiMAX and WiFi service which it calls Mobile Broadband 1000.

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