Insights Ofcom confirms the names of the companies due to take part in the upcoming spectrum auction

Ofcom is planning to release airwaves in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands through an auction. In December, it announced the following applicants had qualified to participate in the auction process:

  • EE Ltd;
  • Hutchison 3G UK Ltd;
  • Telefónica UK Ltd; and
  • Vodafone Ltd.

Following the passing of the deadline to withdraw from the process, these companies are now the confirmed bidders for the auction.

Ofcom says that it is keeping the timing of the start of bidding in the auction under careful review in light of the recent worsening of the coronavirus situation, and will publish an update on this in due course. To read Ofcom’s statement on its website, click here.