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Ofcom To Adjust UK Broadband Wireless License

Posted: 18th Jun, 2007 By: MarkJ
Ofcom has proposed to amend the Wireless Telegraphy Act licence held by UK Broadband Limited. The change would allow UK Broadband to offer mobile WiMax services across the UK:

UK BroadbandÂ’s current licence permits the company to operate broadband fixed wireless access in the 3.5 GHz band. The company has asked Ofcom to vary its licence to make it technology and service neutral, giving it greater flexibility over how it can use the radio spectrum. It has also sought an increase in its permitted power levels.

In the consultation document published today, Ofcom believes that removing such usage restraints placed on the licensee would benefit consumers, encourage competition and optimise use of the spectrum. Ofcom also believes that the likelihood of interference to other users is low.

The regulator is expected to run a consultation on the proposed changes until 27th August 2007.
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