Thursday, 21 September 2017

UK operators angered by Ofcom 5G auction caps

Total Telecom Staff
Tuesday 11 July 17

Ofcom has announced how it will release spectrum for 5G mobile services, including new measures to safeguard competition, which UK operators have heavily criticised.

The regulator is to auction licences to use 190 MHz of spectrum in two frequency bands, increasing the airwaves available for mobile devices by almost one third. 40 MHz of spectrum will be auctioned in the 2.3GHz band. These airwaves could be used immediately after release to provide extra capacity, meaning faster downloads and internet browsing for mobile users…

The regulator is to auction licences to use 190 MHz of spectrum in two frequency bands, increasing the airwaves available for mobile devices by almost one third. 40 MHz of spectrum will be auctioned in the 2.3GHz band. These airwaves could be used immediately after release to provide extra capacity, meaning faster downloads and internet browsing for mobile users…

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