Reply to post: 5G auction is unfair to rural consumers and businesses

Ofcom head Sharon White slams 5G hold-up in spectrum auction

kingnj

5G auction is unfair to rural consumers and businesses

In addition to the absence of backhaul, as has been stated by others the number of base stations required will force the mobile operators to only deploy in cities leaving the spectrum fallow in the rural areas. The rural WISPs require this spectrum in order to be able to deliver high availability ultrafast service. Ofcom have decided that the mobile operators only will get this spectrum leaving 93% without either 5G or high speed broadband.

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