Ofcom appoints ex-O2 VP as head of spectrum


Philip Marnick will from November be responsible for setting and implementing strategy for managing spectrum, including its clearing, awarding and licensing

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has appointed a former vice president of O2 to head up its spectrum activities.

Philip Marnick will take on the role of Ofcom’s group director in charge of spectrum in November, with responsibilities including setting and implementing the strategy for managing spectrum, which involves clearing, awarding and licensing it.

He joins the regulator from UK Broadband, the UK’s largest commercial holder of national radio spectrum suitable for 4G mobile services and fixed wireless solutions, where he spent two years as chief technology officer.

He also spent a year as managing director of technology and accessories shop Extreme Mobile (2004-2005), three years as vice president of corporate strategy, new business and technology at O2 (2001-2004), three years as head of mobile multimedia at BT (1997-2000) and three years at Orange as manager of systems engineering (1990-1993).