Ofcom confirms 7 bidders for 4G spectrum auction

Thursday 20 December 2012 | 10:32 CET | News
UK communications regulator Ofcom has announced the bidders for the 4G mobile spectrum auction. Everything Everywhere, PCCW subsidiary HKT (UK), 3 UK, MLL Telecom, BT Group subsidiary Niche Spectrum Ventures, Telefonica UK and Vodafone UK have all qualified to bid in the auction, which will start in January 2013. Bidders will be competing for spectrum in two separate bands – 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz. These two bands add up to 250 MHz of additional mobile spectrum, compared to 333 MHz in use today. Both bands are being packaged into smaller lots for the auction.

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Companies: 3 UK / BT / Everything Everywhere / MLL Telecom / Ofcom / PCCW / Telefonica- Movistar / Vodafone UK
Countries: United Kingdom
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