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BBC implements Clear-Com FreeSpeak II wireless system

Sites include New Broadcasting House and Salford Quays

Clear-Com has announced the installation of its FreeSpeak II wireless communication solution across 14 BBC sites.

The BBC’s wireless systems replacement project includes installations at New Broadcasting House, Salford Quays and the Parliament studio at Millbank.

Each studio will have its own base station, beltpacks and antennas, enabling studios to run independently. 

The project comes after the BBC issued an RFP to replace a large quantity of its wireless audio equipment, following Ofcom’s announcement of a reduction in the available 700Mhz Spectrum for Programme Making and Special Events users from May 2020.

Clear-Com regional sales manager Damien Egan said: “The FreeSpeak II wireless system provides a future-proof and flexible communication system that can be configured specifically for each studio and expanded easily should the need arise.”