Mobile & Wireless

2degrees calls on govt to wait with selling unsold spectrum

Monday 4 November 2013 | 02:27 CET | News
New Zealand mobile operator 2degrees has called on the government to await the outcome of the upcoming Telecommunications Market Review before selling unsold spectrum to Telecom or Vodafone. The company bought 10 MHz of 700 MHz spectrum for NZD 44 million in the recent auction, but this left 5 MHz of the digital dividend spectrum unsold. The government has yet to decide what to do with the 5 MHz block. The BusinessDay writes that Vodafone has written to the government to ask for the opportunity to buy the block of spectrum. The operator argues it would be able to raise the speed and capacity of its rural 4G mobile network as well as the Rural Broadband Initiative fixed wireless network with the extra spectrum.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 2degrees / Telecom New Zealand / Vodafone New Zealand
Countries: New Zealand
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