Ofcom announced the appointment of Dan Lloyd as Group Director, Spectrum. Dan Lloyd has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless and technology sectors, having worked across ten countries over his career.
Most recently Dan Lloyd was Group Executive, Wholesale at TPG Telecom in Australia, where he led both the Wholesale and Intercarrier Team and the cross-functional Spectrum strategy group. TPG is one of Australia’s largest telecoms firm, with brands including TPG, Vodafone and Lebara.
Dan Lloyd has held senior management positions with Vodafone Group in the UK and with Vodafone India. He has chaired both the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association and the Vodafone Australia Foundation.
Dan Lloyd will oversee Ofcom’s Spectrum Group, which ensures that the UK’s wireless spectrum is used efficiently and effectively.
Ofcom’s spectrum team oversees the UK’s spectrum plan, to optimize capacity and avoid interference between different users. They license spectrum to individual users, as well as ensuring that people only occupy airwaves they are entitled to use.
Ofcom also oversees the sale or release of spectrum for important new services, such as 5G mobile or climate mapping, and works with international partners to standardize how spectrum is used across the world.