UK 4G Auction launched
The long running industry wrangles that have delayed 4G were finally resolved by a government brokered agreement last month.
Ofcom has now published the regulations and timetable that will govern the auction. The regulations set a provisional date for applications of 11 December and target the launch of services in May/June 2013.
The reserve price set on the spectrum is £1.3bn with industry estimates suggesting the total amount raised could be less than a fifth of the £22bn generated by Ofcom's 3G spectrum auction in 2000.