What Ofcom Giveth...
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is reportedly interested, so this must be big. (See Google Eyeing UK Broadband?)
An industry source tells Unstrung that Three UK is more interested in this refarmed spectrum than the upcoming 2.6 GHz auction early next year.
Ofcom will be among the first European regulators to open 2G spectrum for 3G services -- so-called "spectrum re-farming" -- ahead of a European Commission decision to make this possible across Europe. (See Arcep Approves 900MHz 3G, Spectrum up for Grabs in Europe, and 3 Group Seeks Spectrum Compensation.)
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung