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Ofcom gives EE go-ahead to roll out 4G this year

Steve
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Ofcom gives EE go-ahead to roll out 4G this year

Everything Everywhere wins provisional permission to re-farm 1800MHz spectrum to deliver LTE services by end of year, but rivals given four weeks to raise objections
Regulator Ofcom has given the green light to Everything Everywhere’s plans to use its 1800MHz spectrum for 4G LTE services that could be rolled out to consumers before the end of the year.
http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2012/03/ofcom-gives-ee-go-ahead-for-1800mhz-4g-lte-plan/
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David_W
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Re: Ofcom gives EE go-ahead to roll out 4G this year

Won't happen, Three will do everything in it's power to stop it occurring.  Ofcom wants to split the 800Mhz spectrum and auction it off in 3 chunks of 20Mhz (you need to be in that area to get good penetration for indoor usage), we have 4 carriers of which Three is the smallest so would be cut off basically from the auction for that spectrum.  Three is (as I understand it) threatening to pull out of the country if it goes ahead (and who can blame them, only company to not be given free spectrum by Ofcom and now being given the short end of the stick when it comes to 4G) but the government wants to have at least 4 carriers for competition.  it's really all a mess and Ofcom are making it messier and messier every day.