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Ofcom sets spectrum caps for upcoming 5G auction

Tuesday 11 July 2017 | 08:37 CET | News
Update: 11 July 2017 | 12:33 CET
UK regulator Ofcom has set the rules for the first auction of 5G spectrum, planned for later this year. It will offer 40 MHz in the 2.3 GHz band and 150 GHz in the 3.4 GHz band. The bidders will be subject to limits in how much spectrum they can buy, in an attempt to limit the dominance of BT/EE and Vodafone.

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[11/07/2017 12:33 - Update: Adds O2 comment, details on current spectrum holdings.]


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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 UK / BT / EE / O2 UK / Ofcom / Vodafone UK
Countries: United Kingdom
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150 GHz in 3.5 Band ? This must be a typo
Nauman Shafi @ 11/7/2017 - 16:47


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