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TPG wins 700 MHz spectrum to start network in Australia

Wednesday 12 April 2017 | 09:03 CET | News
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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has completed the auction of 700 MHz spectrum. The ACMA said its auction of 700 MHz unsold lots, which started on 4 April and concluded on 10 April, generated revenues of more than AUD 1.5 billion, exceeding the reserve price of around AUD 857 million. TPG Internet secured 2 x 10 MHz for AUD 1.2 billion, while Vodafone Hutchison Australia secured 2 x 5 MHz for AUD 285 million. This 700 MHz spectrum adds to the spectrum sold at auction in 2013 which is already used extensively throughout Australia to provide 4G mobile broadband services.

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