Qualcomm UK puts 1.4GHz spectrum holding up for auction

Move to sell off L-Band spectrum follows European Commission’s decision to allow 1452MHz to 1492MHz frequency to be used as an additional downlink channel for mobile networks

Qualcomm UK puts 1.4GHz spectrum holding up for auction


Qualcomm UK is selling off its 40MHz chunk of L-Band, 1.4GHz spectrum, which it believes will attractive to the country’s mobile operators for use as an additional downlink channel, known as supplemental downlink (SDL).

Qualcomm bought the spectrum back in 2008 and its license covers the whole the UK. The auction was prompted by a recent European Commission decision to designate the 1452MHz to 1492MHz frequency range for use as an additional downlink channel for mobile networks.

UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom has also allowed a change in its licence to allow the spectrum to be used for SDL.

 

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