Comments on Ofcom-approved Spectrum Trade

  • Ofcom allows spectrum trade after auction;
  • reveals some of the best money-saving mobile broadband deals.

Media regulator, Ofcom, has recently announced that after the spectrum auction, mobile operators will be able to trade their wireless mobile network licences in the 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands.

According to the regulator, this move will help to enhance performance of the service as well as its capacity which means rural coverage will see vast improvements.

Ofcom issued a statement which said:

“There are 80 million mobiles in the UK and more than 12.8 million of these are smartphones, used by people to access the internet. This is placing big demands on mobile spectrum.”

Geoff Slaughter, Head of Online at, commented on the move:

“This latest move by Ofcom has resulted in a lot of posturing by rival mobile networks, the outcome of which is not yet clear. 

“UK consumers are relying on the networks to reach agreements now and create a level playing field, so that they don’t miss out on the upcoming 4G services.” lists some of the best mobile broadband deals available on the market:

1.       Three Mobile MiFi

Get your own WiFi hotspot with Three’s MiFi technology

1GB of data every month for £9.91 per month

18 month contract

2.       Virgin Mobile Broadband

Get mobile broadband speeds of up to 7.2Mb with a Virgin Mobile broadband dongle

1GB of data every month for £10.21 per month

2 month rolling contract

3.       Three Mobile Broadband with Samsung Laptop

Get a dongle and a brand new Samsung laptop in this great bundle plan

15GB of data every month for £31.31 per month

24 month contract

Notes to editors: offers a free and impartial “Switching Support” service for anyone looking to get a digital TV, broadband or phone package. 

Its London-based impartial experts are available for free over the phone, to answer all those tricky questions and match the family’s needs to the best deal available.’s experts are available for free on 0800 1 388 388 seven days a week (Lines open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Saturday 9am-5:30pm; Sunday 10-5:30pm). 

You can also use’s Ofcom accredited comparison engine online at

Contact: Edita Lozovska
Phone: 08001388388