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Tuesday, 5th March 2013The UK FAT details the uses to which various frequency bands are put in the UK (referred to as 'allocations') and which bodies are responsible for planning and managing them, including making frequency assignments to individual users or installations at particular locations. It also shows the internationally agreed spectrum allocations of the International Telecommunication Union. Radio use in the UK is required to be authorised by Ofcom under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 and needs to be carefully planned to avoid harmful interference. Crown bodies such as government departments do not legally require authorisation from Ofcom but the working arrangements set out in the Table have been put in place to coordinate their use with that authorised by Ofcom.