Report: What does the UK need to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives

White Paper image - what does the UK need to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectivesThis QinetiQ white paper for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum considers what the UK needs to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives.

Radio spectrum access is critical - it underpins the UK’s economy and provides significant social value through the range of applications it supports. It is, therefore, part of the UK’s (soft) infrastructure and the access to it should be resilient and appropriate spectrum protection measures should be implemented by businesses and users. It is UK Government policy to have resilience in its Critical National Infrastructure, however, as spectrum access is pervasive, there is also a need to ensure that other key systems and services, in an increasingly integrated and interdependent society, are resilient.

This white paper, based on the outcomes of two UK Spectrum Policy Forum  workshops (1, 2), first outlines the broad need for resilient systems and provides two examples that illustrate the potential ripple or cascade effects that disruptive effects could cause. These demonstrate the need to conduct system level testing to ensure that unexpected (ripple or cascade) effects can be understood and mitigated.

A further workshop on spectrum resilience will be held on Thursday 03 May 2018 at techUK. 


Launched at the request of Government, the UK Spectrum Policy Forum (@UK_SPF) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 240 member organisations. A Steering Board performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.

WhitePaper QinetiQ for SPF What does the UK need to p... (pdf)

Share this

FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

There's still time to register to attend the digital roundtable UK Export Finance & Digital Trade (5 June, 11:00-12… https://t.co/twMdzJn2rw
Guest Blog: Facing up to cyber threats during COVID-19 and beyond by David Viola, @QinetiQ explores how cyber threa… https://t.co/pdrVjW5jBx
techUK members are invited to join a Zoom webinar this Friday 5 June from 15:00 on 'An Introduction to BSA Buying G… https://t.co/1ZF6nptnTj
.@techUK Cloud Week is back 15-19 June. Cloud computing has played a pivotal role in helping during the Covid19 cri… https://t.co/Jcanfykkt2
On 16 June from 14:00-15:00, #techUK will be hosting a session with tech #SMEs to discuss what guidance and support… https://t.co/UaisZagzmX
#techUK, along with other leading international tech and business trade associations, have issued recommendations t… https://t.co/PDqTElNHIl
Last chance to register for today's webinar on responsible mineral sourcing - a massive issue for tech firms - toda… https://t.co/h9aSXM4bnH
Join us on Monday for a webinar looking at human rights due diligence. We've got a great panel of experts setting o… https://t.co/JBDZkkBds0
Become a Member
×

Become a techUK Member

By becoming a techUK member we will help you grow through:

Click here to learn more...