New Ofcom spectrum head appointed

Ofcom has appointed Philip Marnick as its new Group Director in charge of spectrum.

Spectrum is the airwaves over which all wireless communications operate and Ofcom is responsible for its management. Mobile phone networks, TV and radio broadcasting, wireless internet, sat-nav, air traffic control, and the emergency services are just some of the services that use spectrum.

Philip has 27 years’ experience in the wireless communications industry. He joins from UK Broadband where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that he held senior positions at O2, BT, Orange, J-Phone – Japan (now Softbank Mobile), Extreme Mobile and SpinVox (now Nuance). Philip is also a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board.

Philip, who will join in November, will lead Ofcom’s Spectrum Policy Group. This is responsible for setting and implementing the strategy for managing spectrum, which involves clearing, awarding and licensing it.

DTG Staff  |  01.10.2013

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