The Spectrum Management Strategy sets the strategic approach and priorities for managing radio spectrum.
As the intensity of spectrum use increases, with greater levels of sharing between different uses, managing the co-existence between services will become more important. Ofcom’s strategic approach relies on market mechanisms where possible and effective and on regulatory action where necessary. It also places increased emphasis on:
• exploring opportunities for new types of spectrum sharing;
• managing the co-existence of different services and by promoting technology improvements that minimise interference;
• providing more information on how spectrum is used in the UK. As part of this, Ofcom has published today an interactive spectrum map providing easy-to-access details on how different frequencies are used in the UK; and
• leading discussions on international spectrum issues.