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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
BICS claims it has seen a rapid increase in the number of operators deploying LTE roaming, after expanding its LTE roaming capabilities by 70% in 2014.
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Swedish vendor Ericsson has added licence-assisted access (LAA) small cells to its portfolio, in a bid to help smartphone users access both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.
Global Capacity has completed its acquisition of MegaPath’s Network Services business unit.
Verizon is reportedly in discussions with AOL over a potential acquisition or joint venture, sources claim.
The Indian government plans to raise approximately $10.2 billion from its spectrum auction in February.