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Ofcom has announced the names of the applicants that have qualified 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, with bidding expected to start by the end of January 2021.

The following applicants have qualified to participate in the auction process:

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

Qualified applicants have until 23 December 2020 to withdraw from the process, if they wish to. Ofcom will then confirm the final list of bidders taking part in the auction in January 2021. For further details on the auction, click here.