0
Wireless

O2 takes most spectrum as UK 5G auction raises GBP 1.36 billion

Thursday 5 April 2018 | 08:50 CET | News
After starting on 20 March, the principal stage of the auction in the UK for spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands is now complete. Ofcom said the first stage raised GBP 1.36 billion for the Treasury. Telefonica UK (O2 UK) took the most spectrum, winning all 40 MHz of the 2.3 GHz band available for almost GBP 205.9 million and 40 MHz of 3.4 GHz for GBP 317.72 million. Vodafone received 50 MHz of 3.4 GHz for GBP 378.24 million, EE (of parent BT) won 40 MHz of 3.4 GHz for GBP 302.59 million and Hutchison 3G (3 UK) got 20 MHz of 3.4 GHz for almost GBP 151.3 million. Airspan Spectrum did not

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 UK / EE / O2 UK / Ofcom / Telefonica / Vodafone UK
Countries: United Kingdom
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

5G


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Ofcom confirms 5G auction for spring 2020, drops coverage obligations

Published 28 Oct 2019 11:05 CET | United Kingdom
UK regulator Ofcom has confirmed plans for a new spectrum auction in spring 2020. The auction will include 80 MHz in the 700 MHz ...

5G spectrum auctions create opportunities for newcomers on mobile market

Published 08 Jan 2019 12:06 CET | Europe
The new year will bring a number of important spectrum auctions in Europe, opening up new frequency ranges for the first 5G ...

O2, Nokia test Massive MIMO network technology in London

Published 23 Nov 2018 11:16 CET | United Kingdom
O2 UK has announced two Massive MIMO network technology trials at Kings Cross and Marble Arch in London, in partnership with ...

3 UK, Huawei demonstrate 5G home broadband in London

Published 20 Nov 2018 21:22 CET | United Kingdom
3 UK and Huawei have demonstrated 5G home broadband capability at the 2018 Huawei Mobile Broadband Forum in London, using the ...

EE confirms commercial 5G roll-out for 16 UK cities in 2019

Published 13 Nov 2018 14:37 CET | United Kingdom
EE has confirmed plans to launch 5G services in 16 cities across the UK in 2019. The initial launch cities will be London, ...

EE switches on live 5G trial site in Canary Wharf

Published 08 Oct 2018 11:01 CET | United Kingdom
EE has switched on its first live 5G trial site, which will be the first live 5G trial in the UK. The trial will take place in ...

O2 UK sees mobile data performance boost from new spectrum - Tutela

Published 25 Sep 2018 10:49 CET | United Kingdom
New research from Tutela shows that O2 UK's GBP 500 million investment on new mobile spectrum is already delivering an improved ...

O2 UK invites FTSE 100 companies to take part in 5G testbed trials

Published 26 Jul 2018 15:08 CET | United Kingdom
Telefonica UK (O2) is inviting every company in the FTSE 100 Index to participate in the company's 5G testbed trials. Companies ...

O2 UK CEO wants mobile operators to access Openreach infrastructure

Published 26 Jun 2018 10:37 CET | United Kingdom
O2 UK CEO Mark Evans is calling on BT to provide mobile network operators with access to its infrastructure to help boost mobile ...

Vodafone UK confirms 5G Gigabit UK trials in seven cities

Published 20 Jun 2018 10:32 CET | United Kingdom
Vodafone UK has announced seven cities to become 5G trial areas, with roll-outs commencing in Q4 2018. These are London, ...

Telefonica Germany completes merger of O2 and E-Plus mobile networks along Hamburg underground

Published 19 Jun 2018 12:30 CET | Germany
Telefonica Germany said it has successfully completed the merger of the mobile networks of O2 and E-Plus along underground routes ...

Ofcom consults on revised fees for 900, 1800 MHz mobile spectrum

Published 08 Jun 2018 10:29 CET | United Kingdom
UK regulator Ofcom has opened a consultation on proposals to revise the annual licence fees paid by mobile operators for using ...

3 UK will use 5G to be more 'aggressive' with pricing - CEO

Published 07 Jun 2018 12:38 CET | United Kingdom
3 UK CEO Dave Dyson has warned that the operator plans to use new 5G technology as an opportunity to be more aggressive with ...

EE to switch on live trial 5G network in London in October

Published 06 Jun 2018 10:31 CET | United Kingdom
BT Group subsidiary EE has announced plans to switch on a live 5G trial network in East London in October, the first in the UK. ...

BT eyeing commercial 5G launch in 2019

Published 14 May 2018 10:54 CET | United Kingdom
BT Group CEO Gavin Patterson has told analysts that BT is looking to launch a commercial 5G product in the next 18 months, ...

South Korea to launch 5G spectrum auction on 15 June

Published 04 May 2018 09:32 CET | Korea, Republic of
South Korea will hold its first 5G spectrum auction on 15 June. Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT said SK Telecom, KT and LG ...

O2 UK to exclusively offer LG G7 ThinQ in Moroccan Blue

Published 03 May 2018 10:46 CET | United Kingdom
O2 UK confirmed it will be the exclusive UK mobile network for the new LG G7 ThinQ smartphone in Moroccan Blue. It will go on ...

Ofcom prepares to consult on end-of-contract notifications

Published 30 Apr 2018 21:41 CET | United Kingdom
As part of its programme to help communications customers get better deals, UK regulator Ofcom has decided to phase its work on ...

3 UK to hike out-of-bundle international, domestic call charges in June

Published 30 Apr 2018 21:13 CET | United Kingdom
3 UK plans to significantly increase the cost of out-of-bundle international calls/texts and UK calls from 18 June, reports The ...

Ofcom updates calling line ID guidance for phone companies

Published 27 Apr 2018 10:16 CET | United Kingdom
UK regulator Ofcom has published new guidance to help phone companies comply with new 'calling line identification' requirements, ...

O2 UK adds 16,000 contract mobile customers in Q1

Published 26 Apr 2018 10:28 CET | United Kingdom
Telefonica UK (O2) ended Q1 2018 with a total mobile customer base of 32 million, with contract churn (excluding M2M) at 1 ...

3 UK plans major push to target business customers - report

Published 25 Apr 2018 09:59 CET | United Kingdom
3 UK is preparing to target the business market as part of growth plans to double the size of the company, reports the Financial ...

EE continues 4G network expansion across Scotland

Published 24 Apr 2018 10:45 CET | United Kingdom
EE has built its 90th new site in Scotland since 2017, boosting 4G to some locations for the first time and covering over 75 ...

O2 UK expands 4G coverage in Worcestershire

Published 23 Apr 2018 14:23 CET | United Kingdom
O2 UK continues to expand 4G network coverage across Worcestershire, bringing 4G to the town of Upton-upon-Severn and surrounding ...

Ofcom consults on plans to halt local TV services roll-out

Published 23 Apr 2018 11:31 CET | United Kingdom
UK regulator Ofcom is consulting on a provisional decision to halt the roll-out of local TV services. The consultation closes on ...

Vodafone UK unveils new SIM only, fibre Home Broadband bundles

Published 18 Apr 2018 11:03 CET | United Kingdom
Vodafone UK has announced the launch of four new SIM only and Home Broadband bundles, with the combined packages offering ...

Vodafone UK tests massive MIMO over 3.4 GHz band

Published 13 Apr 2018 09:00 CET | United Kingdom
Vodafone UK said it completed the first test of new 5G spectrum across an existing live network between Manchester and the ...

Ofcom starts assignment stage of mobile spectrum auction

Published 10 Apr 2018 10:47 CET | United Kingdom
UK regulator Ofcom confirmed the start of the assignment stage of the auction to release spectrum for 4G mobile and future 5G ...

Telecomindex week 14: overnames stuwen de koersen

Published 09 Apr 2018 13:20 CET | Europe
Afgelopen week verliep positief voor de Europese telecomsector. De Telecompaper aandelenindex steeg met 1,1 procent, iets minder ...

Last week in telecoms: M&A developments at TIM, Forthnet, others boost TP stock index

Published 09 Apr 2018 08:01 CET | Europe
The European telecoms sector had a positive week. The Telecompaper telecoms index rose by 1.1 percent during week 14, just shy of ...

O2 UK says will release newly acquired spectrum within hours of getting it

Published 05 Apr 2018 09:16 CET | United Kingdom
O2 UK confirmed its acquisition of GBP 523.6 million worth of spectrum during the latest auction held by UK regulator Ofcom. The ...

Ofcom publishes guide for mobile spectrum auction

Published 19 Mar 2018 11:11 CET | United Kingdom
UK regulator Ofcom has published a guide on how the upcoming mobile spectrum auction will work. The auction will start on 20 ...

Connexin withdraws from UK mobile spectrum auction

Published 16 Mar 2018 10:32 CET | United Kingdom
UK regulator Ofcom announced that Connexin will not participate the auction for 2.3 and 3.4 GHz band spectrum, which starts on 20 ...

Ofcom to start mobile spectrum auction on 20 March

Published 12 Mar 2018 21:26 CET | United Kingdom
UK regulator Ofcom confirmed that the auction of new mobile spectrum will commence on 20 March. It is auctioning off 40 MHz of ...

Ofcom confirms final bidders for 5G spectrum auction

Published 06 Mar 2018 11:00 CET | United Kingdom
UK regulator confirmed that all six qualified applicants for the 5G mobile spectrum auction will participate in the auction after ...

3 UK loses last appeal against 5G spectrum rules

Published 14 Feb 2018 12:03 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Court of Appeals has rejected 3 UK's attempt to block the upcoming 5G spectrum auction, the Telegraph reported. The ...

Ofcom publishes update for 5G spectrum auction process

Published 25 Jan 2018 17:25 CET | United Kingdom
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed plans to make further statutory instruments relating to the award of spectrum in the ...