BSkyB mulls mobile move

News Corp-backed pay TV operator BSkyB has considered buying mobile spectrum and launching a mobile phone service, according to the Sunday Times.

The newspaper, which is owned by News Corp, reported that Sky has studied buying 1800Mhz spectrum that is being sold by Everything Everywhere. It estimates that between £3 billion (€3.75 billion) and £4 billion would be needed to build a new UK-wide mobile phone network.