Demand for mobile-broadband capacity in the U.K. by 2030 will be at least 80 times what it is today, and could grow as much as 300-fold, according to estimates from the U.K.'s Office of Communications. The regulatory body has been weighing the potential of spectrum in the 700 MHz band -- which is used to deliver digital-television services -- to alleviate the strain on mobile networks, and says it could begin reallocating the spectrum to mobile broadband providers by 2018.

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