Dear Office of Communications,
You have a role in allocating telecommunication spectrum within the Channel Islands. Under the Freedom of Information Act, I request the following:
1. A detailed explanation of the role Ofcom plays in the allocation of spectrum within the Channel Islands (either collectively as a group of islands, or per island).
2. A list of telecommunication providers in the Channel Islands, noted by Island, who are currently licensed (permitted, or otherwise) to use telecommunication spectrum.
3. Details of current spectrum allocated (most recent allocation, whether fully implemented or not) to each operator listed in response to part two above. This should encompass the frequency details for each operator. Please detail and split out by technology use, i.e. 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE).
Please provide your response in electronic format to this email address.
Dear Mr Burano
Thank you for your request for information about spectrum allocation in
the Channel Islands dated 11 July, which we have considered under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The information you have requested is available from our website.
Information about the licensing of spectrum for Crown Dependencies is
published at the link: Channel Islands and Isle of Man. From that
page, there is a link to a page with technical information about the
spectrum bands, interface requirements, coordination reference documents
etc. and in folders at the foot of that page, links to the detailed
operator information for Jersey Licences, Guernsey Licences (and
Isle of Man Licences) as well as for UK cellular and wireless broadband
licence categories. As well as summary details, each licence number links
to a copy of the relevant licence text.
Please note it is not possible to split out technologies as you
requested. Licences have been liberalised and whether originally used for
GSM (2G) or UMTS(3G) may be re-farmed by an operator to any eligible
technology listed, subject to meeting the technical limits of the licence
and the associated technical conditions of interface requirements and any
I hope this information is helpful. Please quote the above reference in
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