OFCOM To Manage Sale Of Spectrum 2.3GHz And 3.4GHZ For MoD 13th September 2013

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) today announced that it will be handing the management of its sale of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands to Ofcom.

Formerly used by the MoD for military purposes, this spectrum includes 40 MHz located in the 2.3 GHz band and another 150 MHz above 3.4 GHz. These bands are in the process of being harmonised across Europe for mobile broadband; and are therefore likely to be used for 4G services.

Having already completed a number of successful spectrum releases, including the recent 4G auction, Ofcom has significant experience and expertise in this area and is well positioned to manage the process. A document seeking expressions of interest from potential users of this spectrum will be published on their website  here shortly.

The LPRA will of course continue to monitor the situation and keep Members fully informed.