UK delays 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum auctions until late 2012

On 7 October Ofcom announced that the already much delayed 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz Uk spectrum auctions would be delayed. This follows on from prior delays, but follows responses to Ofcom’s prior consultation that clearly raised significant issues.

The next stage will be a further consultation by the end of the year with a decision from Ofcom in summer 2012 and auctions to take place at the end of the year.