On 5 March 2018 Ofcom published the list of bidders for its upcoming auction of 40 MHz of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band and 150 MHz of spectrum in the 3.4 GHz band. The following six companies will be taking part in the auction:
- Airspan Spectrum Holdings Limited
- EE Limited
- Connexin Limited
- Hutchison 3G UK Limited
- Telefónica UK Limited
- Vodafone Limited
Ofcom’s announcement follows its recent notification that the six companies had qualified to take part in the auction, which opened the period in which qualified applicants could withdraw their application. The withdrawal period has now ended and Ofcom has confirmed the bidders. More information about the process is available from Ofcom’s page for the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz award.
DotEcon has advised Ofcom on the design of the auction process and will be implementing the auction using its WebBidder online bidding platform.