Insights Ofcom publishes consultation on proposals to make minor amendments to licence exemption regulations for white space devices.

Ofcom is consulting on proposals to amend the licence exemption regulations for white space devices to include additional organisations that have recently qualified to provide white space database services.

“White spaces” are gaps in the radio spectrum in frequency bands, which can be used to offer wireless applications, which can bring benefits to citizens and consumers.

The white spaces covered by the draft amendment regulations are in frequencies currently used for digital terrestrial TV and wireless microphones, among other services, in the 470 to 790 MHz spectrum band.  The consultation closes on 9 May 2016.  To access the consultation documentation, click here.