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Australia limits digital dividend spectrum

Thursday 9 February 2012 | 23:10 CET | News
Australia has placed limits on the amount of spectrum one bidder can buy in the upcoming digital dividend auction. Following the communications minister's directions, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will set a competition limit of 2x20 MHz to spectrum in the 700 MHz band and a limit of 2x40 MHz to spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band. The limits have been set to ensure a level playing field for the three bidders most likely to participate in the auction—Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia—without precluding a potential new entrant, communications minister Stephen

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: ACMA / Australian Communications and Media Authority / Optus / Vodafone
Countries: Australia
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