JCRA restarts 5G spectrum award process

1 Feb 2022

Following communications with the Government of Jersey, the Jersey Competition and Regulatory Authority (JCRA) has announced it is now in a position to restart its 5G spectrum award process ‘with immediate effect’.

Previously, in May 2020 the regulator had put on hold a consultation relating to the allocation of 5G frequencies, doing so ‘in the context of the continuing economic and social situation and concerns expressed by the Government of Jersey regarding security of 5G infrastructure’.

Now, the JCRA has said it intends to re-engage stakeholders through public consultation and discussions, with further details and an updated timetable for the allocation of 5G spectrum expected to be published in March 2022.