back to article No licence required: Ofcom sets bandwidth bundle free

Ofcom has proposed removing licence requirements from a handful of frequency bands, releasing microwave links and short-range radios, not to mention personal locator beacons, from the licensing burden. The proposals (45-page PDF/253KB, very dull indeed) follow a consultation published back in April to remove licence requirements …

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Like Wi-Fi Brand Bands...

...strict licensing standards for hardware makers should mollify spectrum neighbors.

The free public bands are the most profitable to a government due to increased productivity and taxes on gear.

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>Satellite operators did raise some concerns about the unlicensed use of 3.4-3.8GHs,

Why didnt you just say Sky ?

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Because...

it's not just the evil Murdoch empire that uses that segment.

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FAIL

Not used by TV

Sky, and Freesat, broadcast in the 10 GHz - 12.75 GHz range. Uplink to the satellites is in 14 - 18 GHz. These bands will remain regulated with licensing required.

Sky did not respond to the consultation.

Inmarsat were concerned about licence-exemption at 2 GHz. Intelsat were concerned about C-band fixed satellite service: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/licence-exemption/responses/Intelsat_response.pdf .

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