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Canadian 5G auction raises competition questions, again

Canada has announced the results of its latest 5G auction, raising C$8.9 billion (US$7.1 billion) from the sale of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. But while the country’s innovation minister declared the result to be a success from the point of view of market competition, it’s pretty clear who the big winners really are.

O2 and Vodafone trade UK 5G spectrum

O2 and Vodafone have entered into a UK agreement to trade spectrum holdings in the 3.4 GHz-3.8 GHz band to create more efficient frequency blocks for 5G rollout.

Verizon drops $45.5 billion on 5G spectrum

The FCC has announced the winning bidders from the recent 3.7 GHz spectrum auction and Verizon is top of the list, accounting for more than half of the eye-watering spend.

AT&T borrows $14.7 billion to buy spectrum

AT&T has entered into a loan agreement worth US$14.7 billion with Bank of America as it seeks to raise money for what looks set to be a hefty bill from the ongoing C-band spectrum auction.

Ofcom delays UK 700 MHz auction

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom waited until the end of the month to announce the 700 MHz auction won’t happen in January after all.

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