Ofcom: Spectrum Sharing Consultation


The responses to Ofcom’s coonsultation on sharing spectrum in the 2.3, 2.4, 3.4 and 5 GHz Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Service allocations are now available.

The joint RSGB, UK Microwave Group, AMSAT-UK and BATC response says:

The amateur and amateur satellite services have secondary allocations in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands (which would be impacted by further Wi-Fi growth), and are host to a variety of usage including amateur use including terrestrial, Earth-Moon-Earth(EME) and satellite communications.

We are particularly concerned to keep at least some segments available for noise-free weak-signal communications. Whilst recognising that Wi-Fi has an important economic contribution, we also have concerns regards recent moves in a EU Mandate to CEPT that would make 5 GHz Wi-Fi co-Primary rather than License-exempt.

Read the joint response in full at

The other responses are at

Ofcom Consultation covers 2.3, 2.4, 3.4 and 5 GHz bands