14/08/2008

Ofcom Website | 2.6GHz spectrum award update

Ofcom Website | 2.6GHz spectrum award update

Currently Ofcom are in dispute with T-Mobile and O2 who have taken Ofcom to court concerning the release of spectrum on the 2010MHz and 2.6GHz bands.

Ofcom was hoping to release the spectrum in July or August of 2008, due to the court case this was delayed until September or October. As the court case has not been resolved Ofcom have now postponed these dates too, though they are trying to get the court case expedited as they believe it is in the public interest to release the spectrum for auction as soon as possible.

Initially these bands were reserved for IMT 2000 (3G) use while Ofcom want to release them on a technology neutral basis as many services could operate in these bands such as WiMAX.
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