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Mobile operators expressed their disappointment after regulator Ofcom pushed through a five-fold increase in the fees for existing phone spectrum bands yesterday in a move that will net the Treasury a windfall of almost £250m a year.

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Outlook Every time the Chancellor thinks he's found a pot of gold, he finds that the last lot have already looted it. In gold's case, of course, that's quite literally the case, Gordon Brown having sold off the bulk of the nation's precious metal near the bottom of the market over a decade ago.

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The Chancellor's plan to reduce the deficit relied on a hefty windfall from the sale of the 4G spectrum. But it hasn't worked out that way. So where does that leave the public finances?

Britain's mobile operators pick up new 4G licences on the cheap

Britain’s mobile operators were celebrating today as they paid just  £2.34 billion for new, super-fast 4G mobile spectrum — far below the  £3.5 billion that the Treasury and many City analysts expected.

Three of the seven are new entrants seeking to snap up some of the 4G airwaves

Chancellor's 4G cash prospects improve as seven bidders sign up

George Osborne's hopes of raising at least £3.5bn from the auction of super-fast 4G mobile spectrum got a big boost yesterday when seven telecoms companies were approved as potential bidders by the regulator Ofcom.

James Moore: Chancellor won’t get hammered in auction

It's a risky thing to set a target price for an auction as the Government has done with the sale of bandwidth for 4G mobile phone broadband services.

Osborne 4G windfall on track as seven bidders get go-ahead

George Osborne’s hopes of raising at least £3.5 billion from the auction of super-fast 4G mobile spectrum today got a big boost as seven telecoms firms were approved as potential bidders by regulator Ofcom.

Demand could see UK 4G auction raise £4 billion

Government hopes for 4G airwaves windfall boosted by successful auctions abroad

Demand could see UK auction raise more than £2 billion

Ofcom fires the starting gun for 4G spectrum sale

The telecoms regulator Ofcom yesterday at last pushed the start button on its auction of the 4G spectrum, which analysts say could raise up to £5bn for Government coffers.

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Britain finally gets superfast phone connections – but it will cost you extra to download hours of television

Mid-contract phone and broadband price hikes inspected

Customer concerns over mid-contract price hikes imposed by phone and broadband companies are to be investigated by the telecoms watchdog.

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