Deals not quite done: 5G spectrum auction final results

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Deals not quite done: 5G spectrum auction final results

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Deals not quite done: 5G spectrum auction final results

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Spectrum auction assignment stages are normally fairly dull and routine, but due to the two-part nature of the 5G auctions, and the critical importance of proximity and contiguity, this is not the case with 5G

The assignments won, combined with the Vodafone/O2 deal, ensures that all the operators enjoy at least 80MHz of (essential) proximity, but only O2 gets (nice-tohave) contiguity

Further swaps could ensure contiguity for all, but this requires H3G to co-operate, which is in its absolute, but not relative, best interests

 

Figures and Tables

Spectrum allocation in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band pre-auction

Spectrum allocation post-auction, pre-O2/Vodafone trade

Spectrum allocation post-auction, post-O2/Vodafone trade

Spectrum allocation with full contiguity scenario