Ofcom solves UK's LTE imbalance?

Ofcom has found a way to appease all parties in the U.K.'s ongoing LTE rollout row: it has formulated a plan that will see the spectrum for LTE services made available for use sooner than originally thought.

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.

The telcos have been holding talks with the regulator and the government in a bid to resolve the problem. They reportedly agreed to take no action for a month – EE held off on the launch and threats of legal action were put on hold – a deadline that is now up.

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.  

Read more at //totaltele.com

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