This is a vitally important year for the UK’s mobile phone industry. Ofcom will be auctioning off a new allocation of spectrum that will be used by mobile phone companies to offer additional internet services to customers. The first auction will supplement the current ability of mobile providers to offer 4G internet services, while another auction will free up spectrum that will likely support the deployment of 5G services in the future.
This auction comes at a time when there are growing concerns over competition in the industry. The UK’s mobile phone market is effectively a natural oligopoly with four key …read more