10MHz for Internet of Things

| March 24, 2016

Ofcom has announced measures to help ensure adequate spectrum is available for the so-called Internet of Things, and to encourage investment and innovation in this developing technology.

The Internet of Things is set to enable large numbers of previously unconnected devices to communicate and share data with one another, a process known as machine-to-machine communications.

Ofcom is allocating a total of 10MHz of VHF spectrum including 70.5-71.5MHz that, in 2015, Ofcom agreed could be used by radio amateurs for digital experimentation using a Special Research Permit.

Section 4.30 of Ofcom’s statement says “Radio Amateurs will continue to be permitted temporary access to the 70.5–71.5MHz band”.

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