By Emmanuel Oluebube, Senior Correspondent UK
Ofcom has today published its first Spectrum Roadmap, which sets out how we are preparing to ensure that everyone in the UK can benefit from the rapid advances in cutting-edge wireless technology.
The radio spectrum is a finite and important resource of invisible waves that needs to be carefully managed so it can continue to deliver the wireless services we all need.
As new services emerge, demand for spectrum is growing. As a result, Ofcom is taking a strategic approach to ensure that these innovative new technologies can be embraced alongside existing services.
The roadmap highlights the work areas that Ofcom will focus on to ensure we deliver on our Spectrum Management strategy, which we set out in July 2021.
It also explains how spectrum is used today and highlights some of the key market and technological trends we have considered in developing our future programme of work.
The proposed future areas of work are grouped into three themes, which cover: network evolution and convergence, accelerating innovation and spectrum sharing, and better data for improved spectrum management.
We are inviting feedback on our roadmap by 20 May 2022.