September 3, according tomedia reports, the United Kingdom has released the 700MHz band, in January next year to free up capacity for the 5G spectrum auction. Media said the UK had planned to auction some of the 5G spectrum, including 700MHz, 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz, earlier this year, but this was delayed because of the new crown outbreak.
However, in July,media said Vodafone, the UK telecoms operator, wanted the UK to cancel the 5G spectrum auction and allocate it to four operators instead.
In mid-July, the UK announced that from January, the country’s telecoms operators would no longer be able to buy new Huawei 5G devices and that they would have to completely remove Huawei devices from their 5G networks by the end of 2027.
In late July,media reported that the UK had listed Japan’s NEC and Fujitsu as replacement suppliers of 5G equipment to replace Huawei.