The National Frequency Agency (ANFR): 

The National Frequency Agency (ANFR) manages all radio frequencies in France. This rare and strategic resource, used for all wireless communications, belongs to the public domain of the State which entrusted the management to ANFR. As such, its mission is to negotiate, at the international level, the future uses of the frequency bands and defend French positions. It also authorizes all implantations of emission sites (> 5 watts) on the territory and ensures compliance with the limits of public exposure to the airwaves. Finally, it controls the use of frequencies and ensures a good coexistence of their uses by all users.

The Office of Communications:

Ofcom is the regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. It regulates the TV and radio sectors, fixed line telecoms, mobiles, postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. What Ofcom do:

  • people are able to use communications services, including broadband;
  • a range of companies provide quality television and radio programmes that appeal to diverse audiences;
  • viewers and listeners are protected from harmful or offensive material on TV, radio and on-demand;
  • people are protected from unfair treatment in programmes, and don’t have their privacy invaded;
  • the universal postal service covers all UK addresses six days a week, with standard pricing; and
  • the radio spectrum is used in the most effective way