Thursday, December 20, 2012

UK Attracts 7 Bidders for Upcoming 4G Spectrum Auction

The following company have registered as bidders in the UK's forthcoming 4G mobile spectrum auction, which will start in January 2013:

  • Everything Everywhere Limited (UK)
  • HKT (UK) Company Limited (a subsidiary of PCCW Limited)
  • Hutchison 3G UK Limited
  • MLL Telecom Ltd
  • Niche Spectrum Ventures Limited (a subsidiary of BT Group plc)
  • Telef├│nica UK Limited
  • Vodafone Limited

Bidders will be competing for spectrum in two separate bands – 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz.

Ofcom said this new spectrum will boost the amount of airwaves available to mobile phones by more than 75%.

"The 4G auction will be a competitive process that will dictate the shape of the UK mobile phone market for the next decade and beyond," stated Ed Richards, Ofcom Chief Executive.

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