On Tuesday 22 November 2022, the UK Spectrum Policy Forum will be hosting the first Cluster 3-led  SAL Forum workshop on the spectrum-sharing landscape.  

With the support of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), 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 first 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.

This open-to-all hybrid event will examine progress made since the UK SPF's sharing report in January 2022, as well as provide a framework for a conversation on how best to support and enable the implementation of commercially viable sharing solutions.


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


  • Introduction and welcome, Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting
  • DCMS perspective, Raj Sivalingam - DCMS
  • Ofcom update on shared licenses and relevant aspects of spectrum roadmap, Paul Chapman and Richard Moore - Ofcom
  • Practical Experience, Andy Conway - BAI Communications 
  • Sharing going forward:
    • William Webb - Access Partnership
    • Simon Saunders - Independent
  • Discussion and QandA

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Raj Sivalingam, DCMS
  • Paul Chapman and Richard Moore, Ofcom
  • William Webb, Access Partnership
  • Andy Conway, BAI Communications
  • Simon Saunders, Independent

This will be a hybrid event, with a limited number of in-person spaces being offered on a first-come-first-served basis, so be sure to book your place now.