Qualcomm wins UK L-band licence in UK

Qualcomm has been awarded a nationwide, technology-neutral licence for 40MHz of L-band spectrum from UK regulator Ofcom. The chip maker paid £8.34 million (€10.47 million), beating several other bidders.

Qualcomm said it would not use the licence to offer commercial service, including its MediaFLO mobile TV capacity offering, but to partners who want to use it for R&D purposes and experiment with new technologies and service offerings.