Three Ireland withdraws legal challenge against regulator

Mobile operator withdraws court action against ComReg over the awarding of radio spectrum and is ordered to pay its court costs

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Three Ireland has withdrawn its legal challenge against the communications regulator ComReg over the awarding of radio spectrum for mobile broadband services that include 5G.

The move comes a week after mobile operators, including Three, paid a combined €448 million to the exchequer in an auction of spectrum bands run by the regulator.

A spectrum auction is a process whereby the rights to transmit signals are granted.

Three was granted leave on Monday to discontinue ...