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New 4G UK Phone Operators Announced By Ofcom


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Telecoms watchdog Ofcom has granted permits for five more mobile phone firms to operate faster 4G networks, raising £2.34 billion for the taxpayer.

EE, Three, Niche(BT), Telefonica(O2), Vodafone. Sum raised £2.34bn – government budgeted £3.5 billion.

BT paid £186.476,000m for 2.6Ghz spectrum in 4G auction – says doesn’t plan national network but to supplement existing wireless + fixed networks.

Winning bidder Spectrum won Base price
Everything Everywhere Ltd (EE) 2 x 5 MHz of 800 MHz and2 x 35 MHz of 2.6 GHz £588,876,000
Hutchison 3G UK Ltd (Three) 2 x 5 MHz of 800 MHz £225,000,000
Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd (a subsidiary of BT Group plc) 2 x 15 MHz of 2.6 GHz and1 x 20 MHz of 2.6 GHz (unpaired) £186,476,000
Telefónica UK Ltd (o2) 2 x 10 MHz of 800 MHz(coverage obligation lot) £550,000,000
Vodafone Ltd 2 x 10 MHz of 800 MHz,2 x 20 MHz of 2.6 GHz and1 x 25 MHz of 2.6 GHz (unpaired) £790,761,000
Total £2,341,113,000
Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.


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