Sunday, 03 July 2022

Ofcom’s new spectrum licence fees draw the ire of MNOs

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 13 December 21

The UK’s mobile operators suggest that the regulator has “significantly overestimated the UK value of the 2100MHz paired spectrum”

The story of 2,100 MHz spectrum in the UK dates back to 2000, when the spectrum was originally auctioned by Ofcom to help operators roll out 3G services. The auction raised an enormous £22.5 billion, with terms for the licences initially set to last for 20 years.      However, just one year later, the government directed Ofcom to alter these licences…

The story of 2,100 MHz spectrum in the UK dates back to 2000, when the spectrum was originally auctioned by Ofcom to help operators roll out 3G services. The auction raised an enormous £22.5 billion, with terms for the licences initially set to last for 20 years.      However, just one year later, the government directed Ofcom to alter these licences…

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