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 a statement in June 2013 setting out its decision to release the 870-876 MHz and 915-921 MHz spectrum bands on a licence exempt basis. This follows a consultation in January 2013 and earlier consultations in 2009 and 2006. The released spectrum will be made available for Short Range Devices and Radio Frequency Identification. A further consultation on the technical details of the licence exemption will follow in Q4 2014 and we aim to complete the exemption process in spring 2014.
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.
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.
800 MHz and 2.6 GHz Combined Award