Ofcom publishes new consultation on annual licence fees for 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum

Ofcom has published a second consultation on revising the annual licence fees for spectrum in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands.  We have  prepared two reports for Ofcom’s initial consultation:

  • A report on the results of the additional spectrum method (ASM) and the linear reference price method (LRP) applied to the bids submitted in the UK 4G auction; and
  • An international benchmarking study providing evidence on spectrum prices achieved in auctions of comparable spectrum in other jurisdictions.

We have advised Ofcom on both of these aspects in the preparation of the current consultation, taking into account comments from stakeholders on the initial proposals.

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