Ofcom to charge for all broadcast spectrum
Ofcom has announced plans to charge fees for radio and TV spectrum starting in 2014. According to Ofcom “ this will provide clear incentives for the efficient use of the radio spectrum used by terrestrial television and radio broadcasters”
The fee to be known as the Administered Incentive Pricing (AIP) will have to be paid by radio and TV broadcasters according to the amount of spectrum they use. Ofcom argues that the most valuable spectrum to the UK economy is below 1GHz, 400MHz of which is used by broadcasting.
Item added: 21st June 2007