EE competitors (O2 and Vodafone) will have to wait until early next year for the auction of spectrum in the 800-MHz and 2.6-GHz bands, bands that were not due to be cleared for use until the end of 2013. But that may now have changed.
According to the BBC, Ofcom has found a way to clear the frequencies earlier than the end of next year, thereby shortening the gap between EE's launch and the ability of its rivals to follow suit, should they acquire spectrum, of course.
In addition, there are suggestions that the regulator will attempt to bring forward the auction itself by a few weeks.
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