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Introduction

Ofcom has announced the rules for the first auction of 5G spectrum, which will be held later this year. It will auction licenses to use 190MHz of spectrum in two frequency bands, increasing the spectrum available for mobile devices by almost one-third.

Highlights

  • Ofcom will auction licenses to use 190MHz of spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz frequency bands later this year.
  • Post-auction, BT/EE will still have significantly higher immediately usable mobile spectrum than its peers.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyze the mobile spectrum holdings of UK mobile network operators.
  • Learn about the upcoming spectrum auction and the restrictions on bidders.

Key questions answered

  • Will the upcoming auction resolve the mobile spectrum imbalance in the country?
  • Who holds the majority of immediately usable spectrum in the UK?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Ofcom sets rules for upcoming spectrum auction; BT and Vodafone face restrictions
  • Restrictions leave UK mobile challengers unsatisfied

Appendix

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