4G Licences Awarded

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4G licences awarded

February 2013

4G licences awarded

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has raised £2.34bn from its auction of 4G mobile spectrum and about £1bn less than expected. Everything Everywhere, Hutchison 3G UK, Telefonica, Vodafone and Niche Spectrum Ventures, a BT subsidiary have this morning been awarded the licences to operate 4G mobile networks which will provide superfast download speeds

Ofcom is selling spectrum in two bands: 800MHz and 2.6GHz. The lower-frequency 800 band will cost more because its longer wavelengths carry signals about 10 times further, making it ideal for extending coverage into rural areas to provide a truly national service. 
 
The auction will allow Vodafone, Telefonica and Three to launch 4G services as early as May or June this year - six months after the UK's largest network, EE, switched on 4G using spectrum it already owned.
 
Chris Hicks, Head of Telecoms at Fisher German is advising landlords with mobile phone mast leases to be aware of requests from the operators to alter upgrade and add equipment to existing sites to facilitate 4G as more often than not those rights will not exist.  Such requests may allow leases to be renegotiated resulting in one off additional premium payments, a variation of the rent in the landlords favour and a variation of lease terms.
 
Some leases simply do not permit 4G use of sites and are restricted to 2G and 3G uses only.
 
Landlords should consider very carefully what the use of a telecommunications lease actually permits. This may present landlords with great opportunities to renegotiate lease terms and rent in their favour.
 
For further information, contact Chris Hicks on 01858 410200 email chris.hicks@fishergerman.co.uk
 
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