Fixed Wireless Broadband operators get their licences extended

Thursday, July 18th 2013

Ofcom in its statement has said that they have considered carefully the responses received and found it appropriate to extend the licenses held by the operators Cable & Wireless UK and Urban Wimax Limited. These Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA) ISPs will now be allowed to hold on their licences indefinitely, but at a cost, stated the regulator. The licenses of these ISPs, using the 28 Hz band of the radio spectrum, were originally due for expiry by 31 December of 2015.


Ofcom believes that this clarity of tenure of licence beyond 2015 should encourage the development, investment and better use of the radio spectrum band by all involved. From January of 2016, concerned ISPs will be subject to administered rates, as part of Ofcom's on-going review into fixed link bands. Ofcom also added the variation of licence would be extended to other BFWA operators, like UK Broadband, upon request, which the licence holder incidentally intends to do.


Related News
Saturday, September 22nd 2018
One of the UK ISPs Zen Internet has recently announced that they have launched their new range of G.fast (hybrid ...
Friday, January 21st 2011
YouView, a significant broadband catch up television facility broadband video on demand facility for the United Kingdom that is free ...
Tuesday, July 16th 2013
One hundred and forty pubs and bars belonging to Young's and Geronimo in London and South East will have BT ...
Wednesday, June 16th 2010
The profits resultant from fixed line broadband services across the world is surging up, even with the economic issues of ...