Ofcom publishes timeline for 4G Spectrum auction
Ofcom has unveiled a timeline for the 4G Spectrum auction that will allow networks like Vodafone, Three and O2 to compete with EE’s existing 4G LTE network
Ofcom’s announcement comes after several months of negotiation between the regulator and mobile network providers with the reserve for the auction set at £1.3 billion.
Applications will be accepted from December 11 and, with plans to cover 98% of the UK with 4G connectivity, this is likely to be the largest ever sale of mobile phone spectrum.
We can expect the 4G services to start appearing from the major network providers in May or June 2013.