Ofcom details 2020 spectrum auction for more 5G airwaves
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has detailed plans for a 5G spectrum auction next year to support the rollout of the latest generation network.
Companies will bid for the finite airwaves across two separate frequency bands. 80 MHz of spectrum will be available in the 700 MHz band, while 120 MHz of spectrum will be up-for-grabs in the 3.6–3.8 GHz band.
All four of the UK's major operators have launched 5G in some capacity this year but in limited areas of selected cities and towns. The new airwaves will...