As part of the UK's bid to hold the 2012 Games, the UK Government guaranteed the allocation of the spectrum required for the organisation of the Games. Ofcom was responsible for managing spectrum for the Games, in accordance with the Government’s guarantees. This involved:
- Organising a full spectrum plan: Spectrum Plan for the London 2012 Games
- Arranging all the spectrum licences in good time in support of the plan.
- Resolving harmful interference caused by or to spectrum use associated with the London 2012 Games.
- Implementing processes suitable for the high level of demand expected during the Games.
Development of the spectrum plan involved significant consultation with key stakeholders. Links the consultations and statements are below. If you have any queries regarding these, please contact us.
Ofcom and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - Publication date: 18 December 2012
The London 2012 Olympic Games: media consumption - Research Report: 18 December 2012
Guide To Radio Spectrum (5mb) - 21 April 2012
Olympics Torch Relay Operational Plan - 17 May 2012
Site engineering code of practice - April 2012
Important guidance for customers - applying for Radiocommunication Licences during the Olympic Games
The Spectrum Plan for the London 2012 Games: final update - 24 February 2012
Reserving the 2.6 GHz band for the London 2012 Games - 10 December 2010
The Spectrum Plan for the London 2012 Games: An Update - 18 October 2010
Statement on The Spectrum Plan for the London 2012 Games - 19 October 2009
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It is unlawful for anyone to use wireless telegraphy equipment in the UK without an authorisation to do so. This authorisation normally takes the form of a spectrum licence.
Ofcom, in cooperation with LOCOG, provided spectrum licensing regime specifically for Olympic Family members. Ofcom also recognised the importance to the Games of providing spectrum access to other stakeholders (such as non-rights holding broadcasters).