Following the recent Ofcom spectrum auction, Qualcomm has announced that it intends to further wireless broadband technologies in the UK.
The global technology services provider has said that winning the L-band spectrum would allow it to continue to pioneer new technologies in order to improve customer services.
"Acquiring this spectrum will enable us to develop, test and explore a variety of innovative wireless services and technologies that will benefit European consumers and the wireless industry as a whole," said Andrew Gilbert, executive vice-president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm Internet Services, MediaFLO Technologies and Qualcomm Europe.
The company bid £8.34 million for the radio band in the most recent Ofcom auction and was announced as the winner of the auction last week. The licenses are technology neutral and can be used for a range of services including wireless and mobile broadband.
John Caterer, managing director, UK, Qualcomm Europe, said that the spectrum offered an exciting opportunity to realise the potential of wireless broadband services.
Ofcom said that the auction formed part of a larger scheme to release spectrum for a range of uses.
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