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The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Award) Regulations 2018

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CHAPTER 3Winning principal stage bids and determination of base price

Determination of the winning principal stage bids

37.—(1) Where OFCOM have determined in accordance with regulation 28 that there shall be no further principal stage rounds—

(a)principal stage bids with standing high bid status shall become winning principal stage bids in accordance with regulation 38; and

(b)principal stage bids in respect of which standing high bid status was withdrawn shall also become winning principal stage bids in accordance with regulations 39 or 40.

Bids with standing high bid status becoming winning principal stage bids

38.—(1) Principal stage bids with standing high bid status shall become winning principal stage bids if they are bids to which paragraph (2) applies.

(2) The bids to which this paragraph applies are—

(a)the principal stage bids for 2.3 GHz lots to which OFCOM assigned standing high bid status after the end of the final principal stage round; and

(b)subject to paragraph (3), the principal stage bids for 3.4 GHz lots to which OFCOM assigned standing high bid status after the end of the final principal stage round.

(3) Where a bidder has specified a 3.4 GHz minimum requirement and OFCOM has assigned standing high bid status to fewer principal stage bids for 3.4 GHz lots made by the bidder than its 3.4 GHz minimum requirement—

(a)those bids for 3.4 GHz lots with standing high bid status will not become winning principal stage bids; and

(b)there will be no winning bidder for the 3.4 GHz lots for which those bids were made.

2.3 GHz bids in respect of which standing high bid status was withdrawn becoming winning principal stage bids

39.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), principal stage bids for 2.3 GHz lots in respect of which standing high bid status was withdrawn shall become winning principal stage bids for those lots in the circumstances described in paragraph (2).

(2) The circumstances are where—

(a)following the principal stage round in which the standing high bid status of those bids was withdrawn, no bidder withdrew standing high bid status from bids for any 2.3 GHz lots; and

(b)after the end of the final principal stage round, OFCOM does not assign standing high bid status to four principal stage bids for 2.3 GHz lots.

(3) The number of principal stage bids for 2.3 GHz lots which shall become winning principal stage bids under this regulation shall be the number calculated in accordance with paragraph (4).

(4) The number referred to in paragraph (3) shall be calculated in accordance with the formula (4-x), where x is the number of 2.3 GHz lots to which OFCOM assigned standing high bid status after the end of the final principal stage round.

3.4 GHz bids in respect of which standing high bid status was withdrawn becoming winning principal stage bids

40.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), principal stage bids for 3.4 GHz lots in respect of which standing high bid status was withdrawn shall become winning principal stage bids for those lots in the circumstances described in paragraph (2).

(2) The circumstances are where—

(a)following the principal stage round in which the standing high bid status of those bids was withdrawn, no bidder withdrew standing high bid status from bids for any 3.4 GHz lots; and

(b)after the end of the final principal stage round, OFCOM does not assign standing high bid status to thirty principal stage bids for 3.4 GHz lots.

(3) The number of principal stage bids for 3.4 GHz lots which shall become winning principal stage bids under this regulation shall be the number calculated in accordance with paragraph (4).

(4) The number referred to in paragraph (3) shall be calculated in accordance with the formula (30-y), where y is the number of 3.4 GHz lots to which OFCOM assigned standing high bid status after the end of the final principal stage round.

(5) Principal stage bids for 3.4 GHz lots in respect of which standing high bid status was withdrawn, and which were made in the circumstances described in paragraph (2), shall become winning principal stage bids even if the number of 3.4 GHz lots associated with those winning principal stage bids is less than that bidder’s 3.4 GHz minimum requirement.

Determination of base price

41.—(1) The base price for a 2.3 GHz lot for which a bidder made a bid that became a winning principal stage bid in accordance with regulation 38 (“2.3 GHz base price A”) will be a sum equal to the round price at which the winning bidder made that winning principal stage bid.

(2) The base price for a 3.4 GHz lot for which a bidder made a bid that became a winning principal stage bid in accordance with regulation 38 (“3.4 GHz base price A”) will be a sum equal to the round price at which the winning bidder made that winning principal stage bid.

(3) The base price for a 2.3 GHz lot for which a bidder made a bid that became a winning principal stage bid in accordance with regulation 39 (“2.3 GHz base price B”) will be a sum equal to twice the round price at which the winning bidder made that winning principal stage bid.

(4) The base price for a 3.4 GHz lot for which a bidder made a bid that became a winning principal stage bid in accordance with regulation 40 (“3.4 GHz base price B”) will be a sum equal to twice the round price at which the winning bidder made that winning principal stage bid.

Determination of total base price

42.—(1) A reference to a winning bidder’s “total 2.3 GHz base price A” is a reference to that winning bidder’s 2.3 GHz base price A multiplied by the number of 2.3 GHz lots won by that bidder in accordance with regulation 38.

(2) A reference to a winning bidder’s “total 3.4 GHz base price A” is a reference to that winning bidder’s 3.4 GHz base price A multiplied by the number of 3.4 GHz lots won by that bidder in accordance with regulation 38.

(3) A reference to a winning bidder’s “total 2.3 GHz base price B” is a reference to that winning bidder’s 2.3 GHz base price B multiplied by the number of 2.3 GHz lots won by that bidder in accordance with regulation 39.

(4) A reference to a winning bidder’s “total 3.4 GHz base price B” is a reference to that winning bidder’s 3.4 GHz base price B multiplied by the number of 3.4 GHz lots won by that bidder in accordance with regulation 40.

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