915-921 MHz to be licence exempt in UK

Ofcom has published a statement setting out its decision to release the 870-876 MHz and 915-921 MHz spectrum bands on a licence exempt basis

This follows a consultation in January 2013. The released spectrum will be used by Short Range Devices (SRDs) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFIDs). A further consultation on the technical details of the licence exemption will follow in the autumn.

The adoption of 915-921 MHz by CEPT would create the only licence exempt spectrum between 41 and 2400 MHz that is available world-wide. Other licence exempt frequency bands for SRDs and RFIDs are only available on a regional or country basis causing problems when equipment produced for one country is sold in another.

Ofcom Statement - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/872_876_mhz/statement/