Wednesday, October 18, 2006

IPrice war looms over WiMax spectrum auction

BT is preparing to buy up wireless spectrum with a view to launching combined mobile WiMax and GSM converged services in 2008, according to industry insiders.

Speculation that the UK carrier will be one of the bidders at Ofcom's 2.5GHz to 2.69GHz spectrum sale early next year was sweeping last week's WiMax World event in Boston. The spectrum will go on to be available for service providers in early 2008, says Ofcom.