Today's 4G auction results are important for a range of people:
- Companies who want the chance to provide the service
- Customers who might use 4G might use as much as double the amount of data and spend 10% more
- Many tech-savvy customers are hungry for more online power to use on the move
- At the Treasury, the expectation is that the 4G auction will bring in around £3.5 billion
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.