Friday, 21 July 2017

My precioussss: no fellowship when it comes to spectrum

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 07 February 14

Telcos will pay significant sums to acquire new mobile spectrum and once they have it, they are not always keen to share.

For the most part, it is horribly unfair to someone as debonair and articulate as Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao to liken him to JRR Tolkein's Gollum, but when it comes to mobile spectrum there are some similarities. Mobile operators jealously guard their spectrum and with good reason: it is an expensive resource that is vital to their businesses. And this week Vodafone demonstrated just how precioussss a commodity it is. Now it has invested in 4G spectrum in Europe…

For the most part, it is horribly unfair to someone as debonair and articulate as Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao to liken him to JRR Tolkein's Gollum, but when it comes to mobile spectrum there are some similarities. Mobile operators jealously guard their spectrum and with good reason: it is an expensive resource that is vital to their businesses. And this week Vodafone demonstrated just how precioussss a commodity it is. Now it has invested in 4G spectrum in Europe…

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