Spectrum auction moves to the negotiation period
Following the announcement of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz band principal stage winners, Ofcom has confirmed that the auction has moved into a period of negotiation. Bidders have the opportunity to negotiate the frequency positions among themselves in order to facilitate trades to join together the frequencies they have secured with spectrum they already hold in the wider 3.4-3.8 GHz band.
The first phase of this negotiation period runs until 16 April 2021. If a second phase is required, this is expected to take place between 19 and 23 April 2021.
Full details of the various stages of the auction can be found here.
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.