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 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.