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Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 58605, tabled on 20 December 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to ensure that mobile networks use all of the spectrum holdings available.

Answered on

9 January 2017

Efficient use of spectrum is both the Government's aim and a statutory objective for Ofcom in carrying out its spectrum duties. Long term non- or under- use of assigned spectrum by a licensee could be inefficient, depending on the likely alternative use.

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