Wednesday, 03 June 2020

UK mobile operators in heated debate over spectrum refarming

By Lewis Dowling, Total Telecom
Tuesday 27 March 12

O2, 3 again criticise Everything Everywhere's LTE plans; Vodafone also caught in the crossfire.

U.K. mobile operators 3 and O2 on Tuesday again hit out at Ofcom for its plan to allow Everything Everywhere to offer LTE services in its existing spectrum later this year. "[Everything Everywhere] shouldn't be allowed to use that [1800-MHz] spectrum before the other players in the market have got the same opportunity to access spectrum that can be used for LTE," said David Dyson, CEO of 3UK, speaking at a Westminster eForum event in London. He noted that much of the spectrum Ofcom plans to auction for LTE services will be available from mid…

U.K. mobile operators 3 and O2 on Tuesday again hit out at Ofcom for its plan to allow Everything Everywhere to offer LTE services in its existing spectrum later this year. "[Everything Everywhere] shouldn't be allowed to use that [1800-MHz] spectrum before the other players in the market have got the same opportunity to access spectrum that can be used for LTE," said David Dyson, CEO of 3UK, speaking at a Westminster eForum event in London. He noted that much of the spectrum Ofcom plans to auction for LTE services will be available from mid…

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