OFCOM: Laying the foundations for ‘5G’ mobile Ofcom is today to help lay the foundations for the UK’s next generation of wireless communications. So-called ‘5G’ mobile communications are expected to be able to use very high frequency spectrum – the raw material that underpins wireless services. This spectrum, which is above 6 GHz, could support a variety of uses, ranging from financial trading and entertainment to gaming and holographic projections, with the potential to support very high demand users in busy areas, like city centres. 5G mobile is expected to be capable of delivering extremely fast data speeds – perhaps 10 to 50 Gbit/s – compared with today’s average 4G download speed of 15 Mbit/s. Here to read more.