British telecom regulator Ofcom has announced the outcome of its fifth auction of radio spectrum. The auction was for spectrum in the 1452- to 1492-MHz band, known as the L-band. This part of the spectrum is well suited for offering services such as mobile television, wireless broadband, and satellite radio. One notable winning bidder was Qualcomm UK Spectrum Ltd, which paid £8,334,000 for its license. Qualcomm will be able to use its license with immediate effect.This fifth auction was held online from May 6 to May 14, 2008. The spectrum has been released on a technology and service neutral basis. The user decides what technology to use and what services to offer. Moreover, those decisions may change, or the license may be traded. Learn more details form the official Ofcom press announcement.
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