Supporting innovation is at heart of UK comms regulator Ofcom’s new strategy for how it will manage the nation’s airwaves over the next decade.
People and businesses rely on wireless services every day. Whether it’s delivering our news, connecting us to friends and family, automating factories or even monitoring changes in the natural world – wireless connections are essential to how we live our modern lives. All of these services rely on spectrum and it’s Ofcom’s job to ensure this finite resource is used in the best interests of all in the UK – helping to make communications work for everyone.
Ofcom’s new strategy – Supporting the UK’s Wireless Future – explains how it plans to do this during the course of the 2020s – ensuring everyone can access the airwaves they need to innovate and bring better services to people.
It sets out an ambitious vision focused on driving continued improvements for wireless services; helping businesses and organisations with specialised spectrum requirements access the airwaves they need; providing flexible options to support innovation; and ensuring the efficient use of spectrum so it can continue to transform the way we live and work.
To achieve this vision, Ofcom will be focusing on three areas in particular:
With the strategy published, Ofcom will be working closely with businesses, public bodies and others to put it into practice and play our part in shaping the UK’s wireless future.