Ofcom confirms UK 5G auction for January 2021 null

Ofcom has rejected calls by some operators for the upcoming auction of 5G spectrum to be abandoned in favour of an allocation process and will invite bids for the airwaves in January 2021.

The auction will see 80MHz worth of 700MHz spectrum and 120MHz of 3.6-3.8GHz frequencies made available for 5G networks. This amounts to an 18 per cent increase in the amount of spectrum available to operators