Ofcom 5 GHz Consultation – RSGB and AMSAT-UK responses

Ofcom-logo-col-tIn their response to the Ofcom consultation on Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz Amateur Radio allocation the RSGB said “We are deeply disappointed in respect of Ofcom’s compliance with its duties…”

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) response highlighted that:
a) Ofcom has deliberately not contacted the most innovative incumbents/stakeholders as
stated in Para 3.43 (only Wi-Fi) prior to the formal consultation period
b) As an incumbent we have been blocked from contact during the consultation
c) Ofcom has ignored their duty with respect to CEPT ECA allocation footnotes ECA17/23
d) We expect Ofcom to makes amends and engage, or we will consider escalating this

The Society pointed out that “Ofcom’s research is badly flawed and belittles incumbents…” and “Ofcom strategy for Consumers is also flawed…”

The RSGB describes how “Ofcom’s preference risks causing harmful interference at home and internationally” and “Ofcom continues to unfairly suppress the most innovative stakeholder in the band, and undermine technology for innovation and emergency communications…”

Read both the RSGB and the AMSAT-UK responses at

Ofcom propose using Amateur Radio band for Wi-Fi

CEPT European Common Allocation Table