Feeds

UK relaxes 802.11a regs

Broadband a go-go

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

The UK Government is to open up part of the radio spectrum in a bid to encourage operators to deliver new broadband services.

The deregulation means that telecoms operators will be able to offer commercial broadband services through public networks without the need for a Wireless Telegraphy Act licence.

As a result, commercial network operators and other public and private users will be able to set up Radio Local Area Networks (RLANs) to operate 802.11a services in parts of the 5 GHz radio spectrum.

The changes will come into effect on 12 February.

If this relaxation of the rules is taken up then more "wireless hotspots" could spring up in hotels, airports, cafes and schools enabling people to access the Net using wireless broadband.

Said eminister Stephen Timms: "Opening up this radio spectrum will encourage telecoms operators to deliver new and innovative public services. It will offer the possibility of 'broadband on the go', with services based in public places." ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple
BLE-ding iPhones, not NFC bonkers, will drive trend - marketeers
Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage
More NB than transport links to next-gen buyers - study
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.