Tuesday, 25 July 2017

UK LTE auction slated for 2013

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 24 July 12

Ofcom insists no delay in spectrum auction process as it publishes its latest update; sticks to plan to reserve spectrum for 3UK or market newcomer.

In a bid to reassure the U.K. mobile industry that the allocation process for LTE spectrum is going to plan, Ofcom chose its words carefully in its latest status update on Tuesday. However, whether the regulator elects to use the word "delay" or not, one thing is clear: the auction proper will not take place until 2013. "Ofcom expects the auction process to start before the end of the year," the U.K. regulator said in a statement. It then clarified that the start of the process would involve would-be bidders submitting formal applications to take part in the auction; Ofcom will have to assess the applications before the bidding phase can begin…

In a bid to reassure the U.K. mobile industry that the allocation process for LTE spectrum is going to plan, Ofcom chose its words carefully in its latest status update on Tuesday. However, whether the regulator elects to use the word "delay" or not, one thing is clear: the auction proper will not take place until 2013. "Ofcom expects the auction process to start before the end of the year," the U.K. regulator said in a statement. It then clarified that the start of the process would involve would-be bidders submitting formal applications to take part in the auction; Ofcom will have to assess the applications before the bidding phase can begin…

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