Ofcom Website | 1781.7-1785 MHz paired with 1876.7-1880 MHz

Ofcom Website | 1781.7-1785 MHz paired with 1876.7-1880 MHz

Want to run a GSM network in the UK, there are between 7 and 12 licenses available. They're only low power licenses (200mW) and there are only 16 channels, but that would suit someone who wants to offer localised or in-building services. The license doesn't specify what services are to be offered, they don't even have to be GSM so it could be used for broadband (as long as GSM spectral masks are maintained).

A deposit of £25,000 has to be transferred into Ofcom's account on the 21st of March between 10am and 5.30 and an intent to bid HAND delivered to Ofcom also on that date. Ofcom will then release the names of the intended bidders.

About 3 weeks later a sealed bid process takes place, whereby a bidder can put an ammount in for any of the 7 to 12 licenses and at some point later Ofcom release the winners.

Losers get their deposits back (without interest).

So far interest seems low, but that could be just a ploy so bidding remains low and there's no competition for licenses, it also mean people are just keeping their cards close to their chests and next Weds there's going to be a lot of bidders exposed.
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