700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum auction – update on timings
Last year Ofcom announced that the 700MHz and 3.6-3.8GHz 5G Auction would begin this month (to improve coverage and speed of 5G mobile broadband networks). There was a pause in the process due to the current COVID-19 lockdown and it has now been confirmed the start of the auction will be in March 2021. Ofcom will continue to monitor the situation in the meantime.
Earlier this month Ofcom announced the four bidders as EE Limited, Hutchison 3G UK Limited, Telefónica UK Limited and Vodafone Limited. The regulations for the auction came into force in November 2020.
Policy & Programme Manager
Prior to joining BSG in August 2019, Gulistan worked in the corporate telecoms and tech sectors.
Her last role was in the BT Group Regulatory Affairs team where she specialised in consumer policy and regulation. At EE (previously T-Mobile and One2One), Gulistan was involved in launches of new products and services, including mobile number portability, iPhone and Apple watch, 3G, 4G (LTE), Voice over WiFi, Auto-Switching and Mobile Bill Capping. She also worked on government projects such as the Emergency Services Network, eCall, 999, 101 and NHS 111 services and programme managed security and resilience audits.