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Canada starts wireless wave auction

Canada starts wireless wave auction

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The US wireless spectrum auction in January hit controversy when Google lost out, Ofcom is policing the largest spectrum auction that this country has ever seen this summer, and now the Canadians have started carving up their spectrum. The auction is... >>

Qualcomm wins L-Band spectrum auction

Qualcomm wins L-Band spectrum auction

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Qualcomm has announced that it has acquired 40MHz (1452-1492MHz) of L-Band radio spectrum in the recent Ofcom auction, at a cost of £8,334,000. The company says this acquisition will allow Qualcomm, in collaboration with its partners, to bring a "variety... >>

Ofcom confirms UK's single largest radio spectrum auction

Ofcom confirms UK's single largest radio spectrum auction

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Ofcom has today confirmed the largest spectrum auction that this country has ever seen. Ofcom will release the spectrum in the 2010-2025MHz and 2500-2690MHz bands (known as 2.6GHz) on a technology and service neutral basis. But it is expected that the... >>

Ofcom announces first auction winners

Ofcom announces first auction winners

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The battle for Britain's airwaves has begun and Ofcom has now announced the first ten winners from its fourth radio spectrum auction. The spectrum licences are in the higher frequency bands at 10GHz to 40GHz, which is suitable for wireless network infrastructure... >>

Public sector gets go-ahead to sell its radio spectrum

Public sector gets go-ahead to sell its radio spectrum

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Ofcom has given UK public bodies the go-ahead to get involved in the auction scramble for space on the radio spectrum for digital services. The so-called L-Band auction is set to take place in 2009, and now British government organisations, including... >>

Battle for British airwaves begins

Battle for British airwaves begins

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Ofcom has prompted a battle for the airwaves, by launching a auction scramble for space on the radio spectrum for digital services. The regulator has opted for an online, open auction approach, which means that providers of services including mobile TV,... >>

Ofcom details L-Band spectrum auction

Ofcom details L-Band spectrum auction

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Ofcom has published details of its plans to auction radio spectrum suitable for a range of services including mobile television and satellite radio. The so-called "L-Band" is being positioned to be used for mobile multimedia services including mobile... >>