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Ofcom consult on public spectrum

February 5, 2008

Ofcom has unveiled a consultation on plans to allow public bodies to share, trade or release radio spectrum they currently hold. The watchdog said studies show spectrum below 15GHz, which is about 50 per cent held by public bodies, could have a market value of £3 billion-£20 billion, and CEO Ed Richards added the initiative could spur the development of new wireless services.

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