Ofcom Spectrum Usage Rights

Ofcom in the United Kingdom is committed to implementing  a spectrum policy which is to the greatest possible extent technology- and service-neutral – i.e. a licensee can use it, spectrum for may purpose using any technology (subject to international agreements, etc.).


This approach imposes serious challenges to avoid interference as usage charges in various bands.  In the consultation rfeerenced document, Ofcom considers how to deal with interference from adjoining geographies, interference from adjacent frequencies (out-of-band interference) and interference caused by in-band emissions from the licence holder.


It suggests a standard way of establishing so-called spectrum user rights (SUG).  Parties would, however, be able to agree variations from these rights by commercial negotiation.


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