Updated White Paper on Licence-Exempt Spectrum in the 5GHz band for Wireless LANs in the UK
Following the release of a Voluntary National Specification document by Ofcom in August 2017 (VNS 2030/8/3), additional channels became available for use in the UK on 5GHz.
As we now have additional spectrum, it's time for an update to my white paper to detail the new spectrum that is available.
Prior to updating the white paper, I published a summary sheet that shows the new spectrum allocation. This can be obtained obtain from my previous blog article: UK 5GHz WLAN Spectrum Allocation (August 2017) (this is definitely one to print off and laminate).
I have now completed my updates to the white paper, which I am pleased to share with you now. Note that in addition to adding the new spectrum details, I have added a few other topics around the use of 5GHz and the unique challenges that it presents. I'd recommend taking a look at my description of how DFS operates in Appendix 2, and have a play with the Opera weather radar location tool shown in Appendix 3.
I hope you find the update useful and informative.
- Licence-exempt 5GHz Wi-Fi Spectrum in the UK (New White Paper)
- 5GHz spectrum summary sheet (inc new channels)