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Qualcomm picks up UK spectrum

May 19, 2008

A standards war for mobile TV in the UK became a real possibility with Qualcomm winning the latest Ofcom spectrum auction. Qualcomm UK Spectrum Ltd has been awarded spectrum in the L-band (1452-1492) for a licence fee of £8,334,000 (E1.04bn).

Qualcomm has previously conducted UK tests in Cambridge and Manchester. Its proprietary Mediaflo system competes with the EU approved DVB-H. Qualcomm will take possession of the spectrum with immediate effect

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