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Ofcom delays Everything Everywhere 4G talks

updated 01:10 pm EDT, Tue March 27, 2012

Ofcom extends deadline by nearly three weeks

Despite approving a deal for Everything Everywhere's proposed 4G network, UK regulator Ofcom has given competing networks more time to comment on the proposal. The extension was done at the request of stakeholders, and was pushed back from April 17 until May 8 of this year. Vodafone and O2 have filed complaints that suggest the new spectrum would give Everything Everywhere an unfair advantage by being the first to get to the market.

The firm, which is a collaboration between Orange and T-Mobile, originally planned to have services up and running by year's end.

LTE bandwidth auctions are also scheduled for late this year, at which Everything Everywhere is allowed to be involved and any purchases will be in addition to its 2G to LTE conversion bands. If and when it goes live, the new network would reuse Everything Everywhere's 2G spectrum for 4G services in the 1,800MHz frequency range and would mainly get more device choices and bandwidth from the auction. [via PCPro]



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