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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
EE has launched an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in central London, UK.
Russia’s MegaFon has today revealed a year-on-year Q3 net profit decline of 16.5%, despite reporting a growth in sales.
Chilean operator Entel is looking to increase its share of Peru’s rapidly developing mobile market, following its acquisition of Nextel last year, according to a company executive.
BT has established three more PoPs in UK data centres in a bid to grow its Ethernet fibre footprint. The new sites, which include TelecityGroup and Equinix data centres, are located in Leeds, Manchester and Slough, and will go live this month.
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UK-based EE has become the largest 4G mobile player in Europe, after adding 1.4 million customers to its high-speed network.