Ofcom confirms start date for 2.3GHz, 3.4GHz spectrum sale

13 Mar 2018

Having earlier this month unveiled the identities of the six companies that will take part in the sale process, UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has now confirmed that bidding for frequencies in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands will start on 20 March. The bidding process itself is expected to last for a number of weeks.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in February 2018 Ofcom revealed that six companies had qualified to proceed to the sale process, all of which have confirmed they plan to participate, namely: Airspan Spectrum Holdings Limited; Connexin Limited; EE Limited; Hutchison 3G UK Limited; Telefonica UK Limited; and Vodafone Limited. As per the sale plans, 40MHz of spectrum in the 2300MHz band and 150MHz in the 3.4GHz band is set to offered up.