Ofcom Announces 4G Auction Bidders: EE, HKT, Hutchison And Four More Bidders Selected

Posted on Dec 20 2012 - 6:02pm by Editorial Staff


We reported last week that bidders will be competing ever since to acquire new capacity to roll out the superfast 4G mobile broadband services to cities, towns and villages across the UK. For which, Ofcom today announced the bidders for the largest ever sale of mobile airwaves in the UK:

  • Everything Everywhere Limited (UK)
  • HKT (UK) Company Limited (a subsidiary of PCCW Limited)
  • Hutchison 3G UK Limited
  • MLL Telecom Ltd
  • Niche Spectrum Ventures Limited (a subsidiary of BT Group plc)
  • Telefónica UK Limited
  • Vodafone Limited

The new spectrum will get boosted the amount of airwaves available to mobile phones for over 75% and will play a critical role in helping to meet a growing demand for mobile data among consumers. Ed Richards, Ofcom Chief Executive, said: “New 4G services will stimulate investment, growth and innovation in the UK and deliver significant benefits to consumers in terms of better, faster and more reliable mobile broadband connections.”

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