Ofcom to release AWS spectrum

The U.K. regulatory body Ofcom has announced its plan to release spectrum that could support wireless broadband and advanced wireless services (AWS). The regulatory body said it would release the 2.6 GHz bands on a technology and service neutral basis. The announcement is part of a campaign to release about 400 MHz of spectrum over the next few years. Ofcom's CEO Ed Richards said the overall plan will make for the largest release of wireless spectrum in the U.K. ever. Richards said the spectrum is "suitable for a range of wireless services including WiMAX."

For more on the U.K.'s spectrum plans:
- read this article from Thompson