MoD to auction off radio spectrum

The UK Ministry of Defence intends to auction around 200 MHz of its spectrum usage rights.

The sale follows the announcement made in the Government’s 2010 Spending Review that at least 500MHz of public spectrum below 5GHz will be released by 2020 for new mobile communications uses. The spectrum to be sold off is being cleared of military users to contribute towards this target.

Preparations are expected to start at the end of 2013, with the auction completed by the summer of 2014.

Read the MoD statement -