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Ofcom has identified a number of spectrum bands which it believes could be used for 5G, the next generation of mobile broadband technology.

As reported by, the media regulator has published an update on its work to design a regulatory approach for the future of mobile services.

It outlines a number of bands in the 6GHz to 100GHz radio spectrum range which could potentially be used to deliver ultra-fast mobile broadband.

These include 10GHz, 32GHz, 40GHz, 45GHz and 66GHz.

"We think these bands may be relatively straightforward to make available in the UK compared to other options within the range 6-100 GHz," Ofcom stated.

"[They] could have potential for being harmonised and developed for future 5G use globally."

However, the regulator said this does not guarantee the bands will be adopted in the future or preclude other bands being added.

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