Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vodafone Wins 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz Spectrum in Spain

Vodafone Spain was the successful bidder on a total of 60 MHz of spectrum in Spain's auction. Specifically,Vodafone Spain bid successfully for a total of 20 MHz (2x10 MHz) in the 800 MHz band and 40 MHz (2x20MHz) in 2.6 GHz band for a total consideration of €518 million (£454 million1). The 800 MHz ‘digital dividend' spectrum will become available in 2014 after the switchover from analogue to all-digital TV broadcasting in Spain. The 2.6 GHz spectrum band is immediately available for use.


Additionally, Vodafone Spain received approval from the Spanish government to re-farm spectrum in the 900 MHz frequency band currently used for 2G services. The Company has already begun to deploy versatile single Radio Access Network (RAN) base stations designed to handle 2G, 3G and LTE technologies on a common shared platform.
http://www.vodafone.com

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