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Ofcom consults on more radio spectrum for IoT

Thursday 10 September 2015 | 15:19 CET | News
UK regulator Ofcom has published a consultation on plans to encourage M2M Internet of Things (IoT) investment and innovation by using 10 MHz of existing spectrum for new applications. This VHF spectrum has different properties to other frequencies, already in use for the IoT, and can reach distant locations which other frequencies may not. The frequencies being made available span the 55-68 MHz, 70.5-71.5 MHz and 80.0-81.5 MHz bands. The number of IoT connected devices in the UK is currently more than 40 million and is expected to increase more than 8-fold by 2022. The consultation closes on

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