Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Ofcom suggests splitting spectrum auction due to market consolidation

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 26 May 15

U.K. regulator proposes withholding 60 MHz of spectrum for later sale; confirms reserve prices for 2.3-GHz and 3.4-GHz frequencies.

Ofcom on Tuesday proposed splitting its planned auction of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands into two parts to account for ongoing M&A activity in the U.K. market. The U.K. telecoms regulator has opened a new consultation into the auction that is due to take place later this year or in early 2016. The market has changed since it last consulted on its auction plans in November last year…

Ofcom on Tuesday proposed splitting its planned auction of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands into two parts to account for ongoing M&A activity in the U.K. market. The U.K. telecoms regulator has opened a new consultation into the auction that is due to take place later this year or in early 2016. The market has changed since it last consulted on its auction plans in November last year…

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