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20 February 2013
| Kavit Majithia
The UK airwave auction has fallen well below early estimates after only raising £2.3 billion with five bidders successfully acquiring spectrum.
Analysts had anticipated as much as £3.5 billion would
be raised from the auction, and this sum had already reportedly
been factored into government accounts for this year.
The auction was fiercely contested, despite only raising
a 10th of the £22.5 billion raised during the 3G
auction in 2000.
As the auction finally draws towards a close, the UK will
Claro Peru is preparing to launch broadband services in remote areas of the country using time division long-term evolution (TD-LTE) technology, according to local reports.
Mongolia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, but despite its predominantly basic telecoms setup, the country, like many across Asia, is making moves towards a more data-centric future.
Lebanese telecoms minister Boutrous Harb has revealed a five year plan for the deployment of high-speed fibre-optic broadband infrastructure in the country.
Manx Telecom on the Isle of Man has appointed Gary Lamb as chief executive officer at the company, effective immediately.
NTT DoCoMo has selected digital security provider Gemalto to enable connectivity for internet of things (IoT) applications.
In early June, UK mobile giant Vodafone set the chins of the wholesale world wagging when it confirmed initial discussions with Liberty Global over a potential exchange of assets.