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Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the monetary value of receipts from the auction of 4G spectrum.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

We have made no estimates of the monetary value of receipts from auctions. Similar auctions for 4G spectrum across Europe have raised significantly different amounts. The recent German auction raised a total of €4.4 billion for spectrum in three bands and France's recent auction of Spectrum at 2.6 GHz raised €936 million in total. This has to be compared with spectrum auctions in other countries which raised much lower amounts, Sweden raised approximately €233 million for the 800 MHz band in its recent auction and Finland raised approximately €3.8 million in its auction of 2.6 GHz spectrum. It should be noted that the forthcoming auction in the UK may be under different terms to those and the UK market is different to markets in those countries.

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