The Government today published a report from Kip Meek, the ‘Independent Spectrum Broker’, giving his assessment of the best way to achieve the aims of the Wireless Radio Spectrum Modernisation Programme announced in the Government’s interim Digital Britain Report. Kip Meek’s report builds on a series of bi-lateral discussions that Mr Meek has had with the five UK mobile network operators and Ofcom since his appointment by Lord Carter, Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting, in January.
Ronan Dunne, Chief Executive, Telefónica O2 UK Ltd, said: “This Report is a significant step forward in making Digital Britain a reality and is good news for UK plc. Spectrum allocation is a complex question. Throughout the process we’ve looked for a solution that delivers the Government’s vision for Digital Britain, while ensuring we can continue to deliver a great customer experience. We are pleased with the progress of the discussions and that there can now be a public debate on these proposals. None of this would have been possible without the energy and imagination that Kip Meek has brought to the process. We look forward to contributing to the consultation.”