Three to run out of spectrum in 2012, which is just brilliant
People who use Three mobiles are forever complaining about how useless their network is.
Well, there's some good news for you! It's only going to get worse!
See, Three have warned that it could well run out of network capacity by the end of 2012 which means frustration for all as your data dries up and cracks like soil in the heat.
This is all to do with the spectrum auction which is going on at the moment and, which could well be worsened by the feeling that Three's rivals - O2, Everything Everywhere and Vodafone - could well try to delay the auction, which is like frying a bug with a magnifying glass in the sun.
They're a nice lot aren't they?
David Dyson, the CEO of Three, says, ""There is a huge financial incentive for rival operators to delay the auction. We are worried that the other three will attempt to squeeze us out of the market."
The imminent sale of spectrum has already been delayed because the auction terms have been challenged by the networks. In the case of O2, they're not ruling out further complaints, which could hold everything up even more.
Across the board, this means that the whole of the UK is going to have to wait even longer for 4G.