Ofcom has announced its future plans for managing the radio spectrum, starting a fundamental liberalisation programme in the UK's airwaves. ¶ The regulatory body intends to make sweeping changes into the way the spectrum has been managed for 100 years, practically regulating itself out of existence. It ultimately plans to open up about 70 percent to the free market, keeping strict controls over only portions with international concerns. The military also controls a significant proportion of spectrum (see our feature on Ofcom's liberalisation and spectrum-trading plans). ... Link: Techworld.com.