Ofcom publishes proposals for 2012 spectrum

Ofcom has published its draft recommendations on how to manage radio spectrum during the 2012 Olympic Games in London.A final version will follow later this year but, in the interim, interested parties can read a lengthy .

Ofcom has published its draft recommendations on how to manage radio spectrum during the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

A final version will follow later this year but, in the interim, interested parties can read a lengthy .pdf file covering the various effects of the Olympics on London's spectrum use. The telecoms regulator published the document on Wednesday.

It appears that some of the spectrum that will be used for wireless video equipment will have to come from the the Ministry of Defence (MOD), the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

"The MOD have got quite a lot of spectrum – about a third of the spectrum that's under 16GHz," an Ofcom spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Wednesday. The spokesperson pointed out that the public agencies' temporary surrender of some of their spectrum was part of guarantees given by the UK government when it first bid for the Olympics.

Responses to the consultation document must be in by 5 August.