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November 9, 2005

UK watchdog deregulates RFID tags

UK communications watchdog Ofcom ruled yesterday to deregulate the use of RFID tags in the 865 to 868 MHz range.

By CBR Staff Writer

Ofcom, which is responsible for the civil use of the radio spectrum in the UK said RFID tags and equipment operating in that range will be exempt from licensing and subject only to regulations intended to minimise potential interference.

The decision follows a recommendation from the Conference of European Post and Telecommunications administrations that additional spectrum should be made available for RFID at 865 to 868 MHz.

Ofcom concluded that existing regulations covering power levels, antenna characteristics and frequency bands meant interference from RFID devices in the 865 to 868 MHz range was unlikely.

The regulator also fuond that the potential benefits of RFID usage to business and consumers would be roughly $174.3m to $348.5m during the next 10 years. And exempting RFID from licensing would be the most cost effective way to facilitate the introduction of RFID devices, Ofcom said.

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