Monday, June 26, 2006

UK planning further spectrum sell off

The interesting point here is that Ofcom has previously told the INQ that future spectrum sales will be technology agnostic. That is to say, that it won't insist that a specific scheme – such as W-CDMA – must be used at a particular frequency.

This means that instead of being used to increase 3G networks' capacity, it might be employed for something completely different – such as WiMax. The main WiMax frequency bands are 2.5 GHz, 3. 5 GHz, and 5. 8 GHz, but countries in Asia Pacific have already consider this spectrum for WiMax.