Thursday, 20 July 2017

Striking a balance between competition and efficiency in the UK's mobile market

By William Webb, IEEE and Neul
Monday 06 August 12

Ofcom's rules aim to create a market with at least four operators, despite a general trend to consolidation.

Enabling 4G wireless technology in the U.K. has proven incredibly difficult. Key is the availability of additional radio spectrum in bands at 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz. Ofcom has been attempting to auction this spectrum for some five years now but has been continuously delayed by the mobile operators who have variously challenged consultations and threatened legal action. Ofcom hopes, with its publication recently of proposed auction rules…

Enabling 4G wireless technology in the U.K. has proven incredibly difficult. Key is the availability of additional radio spectrum in bands at 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz. Ofcom has been attempting to auction this spectrum for some five years now but has been continuously delayed by the mobile operators who have variously challenged consultations and threatened legal action. Ofcom hopes, with its publication recently of proposed auction rules…

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