Second leg of Australia's 4G digital auction ramped up
Posted in: Government & Policy at 11/01/2010 16:00
Media and telecommunications companies will be forced to make more efficient use of the limited spectrum available to service the rapid growth in data-hungry devices such as smart phones as the federal government prepares for the launch of the second leg of its digital spectrum auction.
After announcing last week that it had a identified a large slab of broadcasting spectrum to be auctioned off, the government is expected to follow up with a discussion paper on potential uses of a further block of spectrum that the mobile telecommunications industry argues is crucial to building a complete high-speed 4G network.
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