Ofcom has committed to the continued clearance of the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum bands and protecting consumers from potential interference from the introduction of 4G mobile broadband in its draft annual plan for 2013/14.
The auction of spectrum for 4G services is scheduled to take place in January 2013. The two bands add up to 250 MHz of additional mobile spectrum, compared to 333 MHz in use today.
Ofcom also plans to respond to the continued growth in superfast broadband availability and adoption—building on BT and Virgin Media superfast broadband services 1.4 million UK connections, as well as the increase in take-up of connected devices and the subsequent demand for mobile data.
Ofcom is inviting those interested in its work to respond to the document by 22 February 2013 in order to help shape its final draft.
DTG Staff | 04.01.2013