Please note: due to a planned train strike for June 02, we will now be moving this workshop to fully virtual!

On Friday 02 June 2023, the UK Spectrum Policy Forum will be hosting the second Cluster 3-led  SAL Forum workshop on the spectrum-sharing landscape.  

With the support of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology  (DSIT), the UK SPF has created a neutral, stakeholder and government Forum and information hub to promote and scale up the usage of shared licences applications and maximise its economic and social value. 

Join us for the second in a regular series of biannual workshops that aim to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to identify key issues and barriers encountered through use of shared spectrum, including the automation of key processes.


  • Introduction and welcome, Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting
  • DSIT perspective - DSIT
  • Ofcom update - Paul Chapman & Lauren Galloway, Ofcom 
  • Practical Experience - Paul Senior, Dense Air
  • Practical Experience - Chris Cheeseman, BT
  • Discussion and Q&A


The objective of the Forum is to scale up the usage of shared licence applications and maximise its benefits to UK citizens and consumers. 

The Forum aims to develop the network of UK stakeholder organisation seeking shared spectrum access and provide a platform for determining and encouraging action required to overcome challenges to shared spectrum usage. 


Spectrum sharing is a key aspect of spectrum management going forward as evidenced in output from both DCMS and Ofcom over the past few years.  

However, take-up has been relatively slow. Since 2019 when Ofcom announced the introduction of a Shared Access Licence for upper band n77 (3.8-4.2 GHz), demand and deployments remain at relatively low levels.

Parties interested in shared spectrum face challenges related to the need to grow the ecosystem for spectrum sharing, expand the range of commercially-viable products available, and improve the processing of licenses. 

As a result, there is a need to increase collaboration across the sector, through developing the early-stage ecosystem, access to information and building. 

Any questions, please get in touch with the team below. 

Sophie James

Sophie James

Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy, techUK

Tales Gaspar

Tales Gaspar

Programme Manager, UK SPF and Satellite, techUK

Matthew Wild

Programme Assistant - Markets, techUK