Germany closes €5.08 billion spectrum auction

German regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, closed its mobile broadband spectrum auction on Friday, raising a total of €5.08 billion. Germany sold blocks of spectrum to Telefonica Germany, Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone – who paid €1.20 billion, €1.79 billion and €2.09 respectively. In total 270Mhz of spectrum was sold across various frequency bands, including 700Mhz, which is […]

Ofcom could auction DTT spectrum off as early as 2016

The loss of the spectrum currently used by digital-terrestrial broadcasting in the UK has moved a step closer to reality following a proposal by communications regulator Ofcom to “make the 700MHz band available for mobile broadband as soon as possible”, with an auction envisaged as early as 2016. Opening a consultation into the future of […]