Wednesday, 14 November 2018

INCA: Ofcom must consider spectrum sharing before 5G rollout

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Tuesday 26 June 18

A new report, commissioned by INCA, suggests that spectrum sharing would allow for more comprehensive provision of fixed wireless access broadband in Britain's hard to reach communities

The UK's telecoms regulator Ofcom should radically re-evaluate the way it allocates spectrum, or risk inhibiting the rollout of 5G in the UK, according to the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA). Ofcom currently sells spectrum to network operators on an exclusive basis, meaning that winning bidders have the right to sit on any unused spectrum that they own and are under no obligation to use it…

The UK's telecoms regulator Ofcom should radically re-evaluate the way it allocates spectrum, or risk inhibiting the rollout of 5G in the UK, according to the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA). Ofcom currently sells spectrum to network operators on an exclusive basis, meaning that winning bidders have the right to sit on any unused spectrum that they own and are under no obligation to use it…

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