This page provides information about a number of bands that Ofcom may seek to award in the future.
Available for use on a case by case basis. Please contact us if you have an interest in use of this band.
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.
Ofcom published an update on this spectrum in February 2010 following earlier consultations in 2009 and 2006. In light of the progress of CEPT work on the use of this band subsequent to our 2010 update, we published a further consultation document on 23 January 2013, which proposes to make 872-876 MHz and 917-921 MHz spectrum available on a licence exempt basis with technical conditions that enable Short Range Device (SRD) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) use.
In addition, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has previously announced that it plans to release adjacent spectrum at 870-872 MHz and 915-917 MHz. Subject to consultation within Government, the MOD will either transfer its management to another Government department, or release it to Ofcom. If released to Ofcom, it is proposed that it will be made available on the same license exempt basis as 872-876 MHz and 917-921 MHz spectrum.The closing date for responses to this consultation is 28 March 2013 and Ofcom plans to issue a statement in Q2 2013. Further details of our proposed timetable for further work is contained in our January 2013 consultation.
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.
Awards in progress
800 MHz and 2.6 GHz Combined Award