The purpose of the Spectrum Policy Forum is to be a pro-active industry-led ‘sounding board’ to UK Government and Ofcom on future policy and approaches on spectrum and a cross—industry ‘agent’ for promoting the role of spectrum in society and the maximisation of its economic and social value to the UK. We do this by exchanging news and views on developments in using spectrum, drawing on our industry expertise from around the world.
Our long term goals are to maximise the contribution of spectrum to UK ambitions on economic growth and societal improvements by
- highlighting the inherent (and sometimes hidden) contribution of spectrum to the economy – in particular its role in tackling the big challenges facing society in the next 10-15 years
- facilitating innovation in use of spectrum
- updating the framework for socioeconomic valuation of spectrum
- opening up millimetre wave bands for greater commercial exploitation
- fostering and promoting ways to use spectrum more intensively by bringing greater understanding of the scope, obstacles and incentives for sharing.
This year, the Spectrum Policy Forum is partnering with Wi-Fi NOW to deliver a seminar on the demand for unlicensed spectrum in the 6 GHz band. The seminar will be held as part of the Wi-Fi NOW conference program on November 14.