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Ofcom to publish 5G spectrum auction rules this month

Wednesday 17 January 2018 | 15:08 CET | News
Ofcom has published an update on the timetable for the upcoming auction for spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands, saying it wants to expedite the process which was slowed down by court challenges. Ofcom had planned to hold the auction in autumn 2017, but was delayed by litigation brought by 3 UK and BT/EE. The High Court upheld Ofcom's decision and dismissed both claims on 20 December but 3 UK's case is now before the Court of Appeals. A ruling will be heard on 13 and 14 February.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 UK / BT / EE / Ofcom
Countries: United Kingdom
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