UK planning one big 4G spectrum auction in 2010

At one point the UK was supposed to be the first European country to auction 2.6 GHz licenses for 4G service, but the plan is once again on hold, according to 4G Trends. Telecoms regulator Ofcom, after delaying the process before, had indicated back in November it was planning to award licenses by mid-2009 and in April said it would try to get the licenses auctioned as soon as possible. Now the regulatory plans to bundle the 2.6 GHz and digital dividend spectrum, which is similar to the 700 MHz band in the U.S., in one big auction next year. Article

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