Ofcom: broadcast spectrum needs future consideration

Future assessment of the UK's wireless spectrum should take into account whether optimum use is being made of broadcasting spectrum in an age of widespread broadband data, according to Ed Richards, CEO of Ofcom. "We need to continue to ensure that spectrum is put to good use for all our customers," Richards told delegates at the FT World Telecoms Conference.

He noted that 10 years ago, many people had questioned the need for digital switchover of television broadcasting
. "Now it's an accepted wisdom in most developed economies," he said.