Ofcom has announced the five phone operators that have won the 4G licenses - permits to run mobile networks at the kind of speed you get from your home broadband.
The winning companies are:
- Everything Everywhere Ltd.
- Hutchison 3G UK Ltd.
- Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd (a subsidiary of BT Group plc).
- Telefónica UK Ltd.
- Vodafone Ltd.
4G was meant to earn £3.5 billion for government yet only £2.3 billion was achieved in the auction of phone frequencies.
With the announcement that 4G is confirmed for rollout across the UK later this year, what does the future hold for mobile data services?
After a highly secret process the UK mobile phone operators are shortly to find out who has won what in the auction of 4G licenses.