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EE, Telefónica, Vodafone Win Big in Ofcom's 4G, 5G Spectrum Auction

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UK's telecom regulator Ofcom has released the outcome of the principal stage of its 4G, 5G spectrum auction. EE, Telefónica, Vodafone came out as big winners. Ofcom has been running an auction of spectrum in two frequency bands: 2.3 GHz, which is usable by current 4G mobile and 3.4 GHz, which is one of the spectrum bands earmarked for 5G.

Ofcom Begins 5G Spectrum Auction to Improve Mobile Broadband

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Ofcom has begun 5G auction for mobile broadband and future 5G services, earlier this week. Five companies are taking part in the auction to bid for available spectrum in two frequency bands.

Ofcom: 14.7 Mbps Average LTE Download Speed in UK

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Average download speeds, by provider in UK, Q4 2014

Ofcom has published research into 4G and 3G mobile broadband performance. Overall, 4G networks performed much better than 3G networks in five sample towns and cities tested - Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Poole/Bournemouth - where both 4G and 3G networks have been rolled out.

Ofcom Completes 800MHz Clearance Ahead of Schedule

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UK regulator has announced that a four-year process to release 800MHz spectrum for 4G mobile broadband has been completed. This spectrum was previously used for broadcasting digital TV channels and by wireless audio devices.

UK's 4G Spectrum Auction Winners Announced

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UK regulator Ofcom has announced the winners of the 4G mobile spectrum auction today. After more than 50 rounds of bidding, Everything Everywhere Ltd, Hutchison 3G UK Ltd, Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd (a subsidiary of BT Group plc), Telefónica UK Ltd and Vodafone Ltd have all won spectrum.

Bidding in UK LTE Spectrum Auction Begins Today

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UK’s 4G spectrum auction is now under way with seven bidders who are competing to acquire new LTE frequencies. The bidders are Everything Everywhere,  HKT (UK) Company, Hutchison 3G UK, MLL Telecom, Niche Spectrum Ventures (a subsidiary of BT Group plc), Telefónica UK, and Vodafone.

Ofcom Reveals 4G Auction Bidders

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Uk regulator Ofcom has announced the bidders in the forthcoming 4G mobile spectrum auction. Bidders will be competing to acquire spectrum in two separate bands – 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz to roll out 4G LTE mobile broadband services across the UK. Ofcom accepted applications to take part in the 4G auction on December 11 earlier this month.

Ofcom Begins 4G LTE Auction Process

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UK regulator Ofcom today started 4G Auction Process by taking the application from the potential bidders along with an initial deposit of £100,000. All applications will be reviewed by Ofcom to check that the applicants are qualified to take part in the auction. 

Ofcom Announces LTE Spectrum Auction Plan

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UK regulator, Ofcom has announced a timetable for the 4G LTE mobile spectrum auction. This new spectrum will almost double the amount of bandwidth currently available to 3G networks. Ofcom has confirmed reserve prices for the different lots of spectrum to £1.3 billion and has set the auction rules, from applying to bidding.

Ofcom Allows Everything Everywhere to Use 1800 MHz Spectrum for 4G

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Everything Everywhere

UK regulator Ofcom has today approved an application by the mobile phone operator Everything Everywhere to use its existing 1800 MHz spectrum to deliver 4G LTE services.

Ofcom Unveils 4G Spectrum Auction Plan

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UK's 4G spectrum auction is set to get under way by the end of 2012, announced regulator Ofcom today. The auction will offer the equivalent of three quarters of the mobile spectrum in use today – some 80% more than released in the 3G auction which took place in 2000.

Ofcom to allow LTE services in UK this year

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Ofcom today announced that 4G LTE mobile services could be available in the UK as early as this year. UK operator Everything Everywhere has already submitted an application to Ofcom to use its existing spectrum to deliver 4G services. 

O2 says 4G spectrum auction is illegal, Ofcom denies

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UK mobile operator O2 has opposed Ofcom's spectrum plan for a 4G LTE spectrum auction.

Clear Mobitel Wins Ofcom 2600MHz LTE Spectrum License for Jersey

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Clear Mobitel has been granted a license by Ofcom to operate LTE mobile broadband services in Jersey.

Ofcom to reserve 2.6GHz LTE band for the London 2012 Games

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UK regulator Ofcom has launched a new consultation proposal to reserve the LTE 2.6GHz spectrum(2500-2690MHz band) for use by wireless camera applications during the London 2012 Olympic Games.