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 proposals on competition issues for the forthcoming auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands.

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.

We have already consulted on other aspects of this award and the matters discussed in this document therefore represent the last issues on which we need to conclude before the auction can proceed.

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.

Award of the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands. Competition issues and auction regulations PDF, 2.5 MB

Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make regulations in connection with the award of 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz spectrum PDF, 309.2 KB

This document sets out proposed Regulations for the award by auction of radio spectrum licences in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands. The proposed Regulations give effect to policy decisions set out in statements published on 26 May 2015 and 26 October 2015, as modified by proposals included in a consultation published alongside this notice.

Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make regulations in connection with the award of 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz spectrum PDF, 309.2 KB

Note on responses: We are publishing responses to the consultation as soon as possible after checks to ensure an appropriate level of confidentiality in public versions. This process is ongoing.

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


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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.pdf (PDF, 587.1 KB) Organisation
BT EE - Auction regulations (PDF, 490.4 KB) Organisation