Ofcom publishes a range of policy and research documents across the telecoms, broadcasting and postal services markets. A list of our main publications across all of these sectors as well as the most relevant related documents is included on this page.
Licences to use the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum for 4G mobile broadband services were issued on 1st March 2013 following auction that started on 23 January 2013. This section includes related key documents.
Licences to use the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum for 4G mobile broadband services were issued on 1st March 2013 following auction that started on 23 January 2013 and ran for . The auction has achieved Ofcom's purpose of promoting strong competition in the 4G mobile market. This is expected to lead to faster mobile broadband speeds, lower prices, greater innovation, new investment and better coverage. Almost the whole UK population will be able to receive 4G mobile services by the end of 2017 at the latest
Ofcom has today announced plans for the largest ever single auction of additional spectrum for mobile services in the UK, equivalent to three quarters of the mobile spectrum in use today and 80% more than the 3G auction which took place in 2000.