A Spectrum Policy Fight in the UK

Over radio microphones: Spectrum plan threatens radio mic

The future of radio microphones – used at concerts, sporting events, festivals and theatre shows – is under threat from new proposals from Ofcom.

The media regulator is considering auctioning off the spectrum they operate on to the highest bidder, as part of the digital switchover.

Ofcom argues that putting spectrum on the open market is the only way to make sure it is used to its full potential.

Critics say that the spectrum crucial to radio mics needs to be ring-fenced.