UK spectrum policy forum

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom

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UK Spectrum Policy Forum is chaired by David Meyer, Beacon Technology Services Ltd.

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum, facilitated by techUK, was set up in 2013 with support from DCMS to harness the expertise of all of the UK's spectrum-using industry. With over 100 members, representing a full range of spectrum usage, the Forum works closely with both Ofcom and DCMS to help address vital policy issues relating to inexorably rising spectrum demands with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK.

Spectrum is the life-blood of UK economic and social activities – wireless applications (for which spectrum is essential) are at the heart of an increasing array of products and services across the majority of UK sectors. Valued at £52 Bn to the UK economy, spectrum is also a scarce resource. Balanced against this, wireless applications provide solutions and service to a range of societal benefits, including emergency services radio.

The main objective of the forum is to harness industrial insights across the diverse range of spectrum users on the future developments in spectrum-based services and technology, the resulting evolution in spectrum demand, and the composition of a fit-for-purpose spectrum policies and regulation. The key themes for the work of the Forum are:

provision of horizon scanning to review developments in (worldwide) wireless usage and develop a UK focussed assessment of future spectrum needsdevelopment a strategic roadmap for the future use of spectrum, harnessing cross-industry insightsinforming future mechanisms for spectrum release, assignments and authorisationenabling innovative future applications from spectrum and access to public sector spectrum

For more information please visit the UK Spectrum Policy Forum website.

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