Update on OFCOM Wireless Telegraphy Licence Exemption Regulations SEPT 2013

Update on OFCOM Wireless Telegraphy Licence Exemption Regulations 

10.575 – 10.600 GHz Spectrum opened up for Radio Determination applications.

On 26th June 2013, new regulations came into force governing the use of Radio Determination devices in the 10GHz region.  Full details of the changes are available at http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/notice-proposals-wireless/statement/statement.pdf 

In summary these changes to regulations mean that:-

  • After 30 December 2014 the 10.675 to 10.699 GHz band will be closed for new SRD deployments. Equipment in use prior to the closure date will continue to be licence exempt.
  • Radio Determination devices currently operating in the 10.577 to 10.597 GHz frequency band have access to an additional 5 MHz of spectrum. The new allocation for these devices is 10.575 to 10.6 GHz

The Statutory Instrument publishing these changes is available at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/1253/contents/made 

The latest version of IR2030 embodying these changes is available at http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/spectrum/spectrum-policy-area/spectrum-management/research-guidelines-tech-info/interface-requirements/IR-2030.pdf