Statement: Award of the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands

  • Start: 21 November 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 January 2017

This document sets out our decisions on competition issues for the forthcoming Auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands.

The document also sets out our decisions on outstanding aspects of our proposed Regulations for the Auction.

The 2.3 and 3.4 GHz spectrum is needed to provide additional capacity to meet growing consumer demand for mobile broadband. It is important that the frequencies are made available as quickly as possible for the benefit of consumers and industry.

In parallel we are publishing:

We intend to publish a statement making the Auction Regulations in August with a view to commencing the Auction in September.

Note on statement: On 30 August 2017, we published an updated version of the statement to correct paragraph numbers at the end of section 5. This version does not include any other changes.

Note on statement annexes: On 25 July, we published an updated version of the annexes to the statement, correcting the header row of Figure A9.1 on p.194.

Note on consultation: In this revised version of the consultation, Ofcom has removed some of the redactions previously contained at footnote 39, paragraph 4.69, and paragraphs 4.81 to 4.83.

Note on responses: On 27 April 2017, we published a revised version of H3G’s main response, containing fewer redactions.

Main documents

Supporting documents

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Responder name Type
ASG (Urban Net) (PDF, 31.2 KB) Organisation
Barnard Mr P.pdf (PDF, 28.9 KB) Individual
Biedermann Mr M.pdf (PDF, 27.5 KB) Individual
BT EE - Auction regulations (PDF, 490.4 KB) Organisation
BT EE.pdf (PDF, 587.1 KB) Organisation