Saturday, 21 October 2017

Ofcom to stop BT from bidding on 2.3-GHz spectrum

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 21 November 16

3UK chief hits out as telco regulator decides against 30% cap on frequency holdings.

BT will not be allowed to bid for 2.3-GHz spectrum at Ofcom's next auction, under proposals published by the U.K. telco regulator on Monday. Ofcom intends to auction 190 MHz of frequencies next year, consisting of 40 MHz in the 2.3 GHz band and 150 MHz in the 3.4 GHz band. In a new consultation, the watchdog has proposed to cap the volume of 'immediately usable' spectrum that any single operator can own at 255 MHz…

BT will not be allowed to bid for 2.3-GHz spectrum at Ofcom's next auction, under proposals published by the U.K. telco regulator on Monday. Ofcom intends to auction 190 MHz of frequencies next year, consisting of 40 MHz in the 2.3 GHz band and 150 MHz in the 3.4 GHz band. In a new consultation, the watchdog has proposed to cap the volume of 'immediately usable' spectrum that any single operator can own at 255 MHz…

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