Ofcom has announced the outcome of the principal stage of its auction to release more airwaves to improve mobile services and support 5G. The process raised £1,356,400,000, with all money to be paid to HM Treasury.

A total of 200 MHz of spectrum was available to bid for in the auction, split across two bands: 80 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band, and 120 MHz of spectrum in 3.6-3.8 GHz band.

EEwon 2×10 MHz of paired frequency spectrum in the 700 MHz band, 20 MHz of supplementary downlink spectrum in the 700 MHz band, and 40 MHz in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band. Three won 2×10 MHz of paired frequency spectrum in the 700 MHz band. O2 won 2×10 MHz of paired frequency spectrum in the 700 MHz band and 40 MHz in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band. Vodafone won 40 MHz in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band.

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