The 2012 London Olympics
will need unpreceded amounts of bandwidth and wireless spectrum if it
is to be a success, according to a new Ofcom report.
telecoms regulator said in its draft spectrum plan that a
"well-planned" approach to freeing up spectrum will be needed to ensure
that the games go smoothly.
While the watchdog didn’t think that
current spectrum licensing agreements would need to be revoked or
changed, it "may be required to do so."
This could mean that for
the two weeks of the games some spectrum may have to be given up by
public sector organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, the Civil
Aviation Authority, and
the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
The regulator plans to publish its wireless management plans by the of the year. The consultation closes on 5 August.
More here in this pdf file.