Ofcom will announce timings and details of the 4G spectrum auction tomorrow morning (July 24).

Matthew Howett, practice leader of Ovum's regulatory telecoms team will be available for comment.

Previously Howett has said:

“The importance of bringing 4G to Britain must not be underestimated. The UK has committed to having the best superfast broadband in Europe by 2015, and mobile will have to play an important role in achieving that aim. Ofcom now has the unenviable task of finalizing the design of that auction. Unless there are some material changes to the current proposals, such as H3G acquiring spectrum from EE and the subsequent removal of minimum spectrum portfolios, litigation seems almost inevitable. With no obvious way out of the deadlock, any legal challenge could send everyone back to the drawing broad. It may be that only a direction from the UK government could keep the auction on track.”

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