The UK regulative body Ofcom have finally announced the winners of the 4G spectrum bidding. These are; EE, Hutchinson 3G (Three), a subsidiary of BT – Niche Spectrum Ventures, Telefonica (O2) and Vodafone.
The auction brought in £2.4 billion for the British taxpayer but failed to raise the expected £3.5 billion. In contrast back in 2000 the sale of the 3G spectrum brought in a whopping £22.5 billion.
Ofcom reckon that by 2017 at the latest all of the UK population will be able to receive 4G services.
Check out my article on EE’s headstart.