Ofcom publishes consultation document on digital terrestrial spectrum pricing

Ofcom has published proposals for the introduction of pricing on the spectrum used for both digital terrestrial radio and television services. The proposal is to introduce Administrative Incentive Pricing (AIP) to ensure the efficient use of allocated spectrum. Charges for digital radio and digital TV terrestrial spectrum are planned to start in 2012 and 2014 respectively. The announcement follows a proposal in the 2002 Cave report, that AIP (charging for spectrum) be expanded to include those services not already covered.
Responses to the consultation document must be submitted to Ofcom by 5pm on Friday 27th October 2006.
Source: Ofcom
Item added: 1st August 2006