Ofcom introduce spectrum leasing

Last week Ofcom published its conclusions from its earlier consultation on simplifying spectrum trading by introducing spectrum leasing. The concept is best explained through a couple of pictures from the Ofcom statement: Existing spectrum trading: New spectrum leasing: The pictures demonstrate how the new proposals will simplify the spectrum market in the UK. Leasing will initially … Read more

UK 2G and 3G licences to become tradable from 4 July

Ofcom yesterday finalised proposals to enable trading of 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2.1 GHz spectrum licences (currently held by mobile network operators and used to provide 2G and 3G services). Ofcom has adopted its draft proposal to make trades subject to an ex-ante analysis of whether ‘competition is likely to be distorted’ by a … Read more