Prospective Awards

This page provides information about a number of bands that Ofcom may seek to award in the future.

55-68 MHz

Available for use on a case by case basis. Please contact us if you have an interest in use of this band.

143 156 MHz

This 5.875 MHz VHF Spectrum was previously used by the Emergency Services for Private Mobile Radio. It is now available for civil use and a Call for Input was published on 12th July 2012 seeking responses on possible uses of the spectrum.

2010-2025 MHz

A statement was published in February 2010 on the approach to the release of this band. A date for the release of this band has not been set.

2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

A consultation and call for inputs was published on 16 October 2013. A date for the release has not been set, but the document indicates that the earliest we are practicably likely to be able make an award of this spectrum would be in the financial year 2015-16.  On 19 February 2014 we published a further consultation, Public Sector Spectrum Release: Technical coexistence issues for the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz award

On 7 November 2014 we consulted on auction design, technical and non-technical licence conditions and a competition assessment.