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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
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Taiwan is set to conduct the second stage auction of 4G mobile spectrum in Q3 next year.
Hungarian regulator NMHH has sold a range of mobile broadband frequencies to Deutsche Telekom-owned Magyar Telekom and the Hungarian subsidiaries of Vodafone and Telenor.
Polkomtel and Huawei have today revealed a successful friendly-user-test (FUT) of voice-over-long-term-evolution (VoLTE) technology in Poland.
Jeroen Hoencamp, head of Vodafone UK, has said that he expects to deliver a return to growth for the company over the next two years.
BT has today revealed the success of several field trials which demonstrated ultra-fast broadband delivered over a combination of both fibre and copper networks.