United Kingdom - Ofcom issues plans for 4G auction
The communications regulator Ofcom has opened a statutory consultation on its plan to auction spectrum in the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz frequency bands for the provision of mobile broadband services. This statutory consultation is open until 11 September.
According to the draft decision, Ofcom would like to begin the auction process by the end of the year so that services could launch by the end of 2013. According to Ofcom, prospective bidders will need to submit their application to participate in the auction by the end of the year and the bidding will take place in early 2013. License holders will be able to roll-out their networks in mid-2013.
Source: Ofcom website