Enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses: Statement and consultation on auction design

  • Start: 08 November 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 January 2024

We are enabling the industry to use a large amount of spectrum in the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands (together, “mmWave spectrum”) for new services, including 5G. The 26 GHz and 40 GHz spectrum bands, which together comprise 6.25 GHz of spectrum, have both been identified for mobile services globally, and for 5G in Europe. Making mmWave spectrum available for new uses has the potential to deliver significant benefits to people and businesses in the UK.

In this document we set out the design of the auction for awarding citywide licences for this spectrum. We also invite any further evidence on whether or not we should include a negotiation period in the assignment stage.

Responding to this consultation

Please submit responses using the consultation response form (ODT, 98.2 KB).

Main documents

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Responder name Type
Airspan Networks (PDF File, 221.2 KB) Organisation
Airwave (PDF File, 188.9 KB) Organisation
Amazon (PDF File, 213.8 KB) Organisation
Ashton, D (PDF File, 308.3 KB) Individual
BT-EE (PDF File, 1.6 MB) Organisation
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