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British Ofcom to decide on the future use 648 kHz

UK media regulator Ofcom is hopeful that it will soon be in a position to draft a consultation document regarding any possible future use for 648 kHz.

Until last year the frequency was used to transmit the programmes of the BBC World Service – and for about six weeks carried Dutch Radio 1 on a temporary basis – but the BBC has now confirmed to Ofcom that it has no intention of using the frequency for any purpose in the future.

The regulator is now in discussion with the company that owns the transmitting infrastructure for this channel [Babcock], and whilst this process may take some time, Ofcom has confirmed that its intention is to proceed with drafting the document which will invite members of the public to make Ofcom aware of how they would wish the channel to be used.