OFCOM/Government shouldn't be thinking of the mobile spectrum as a cash cow.
"...bad for the UK government which wants to maximise revenue from selling the spectrum."
Whereas I am always in favour of a deal for the tax payer, didn't really help when we sold the 3g spectrum.
Plus, the providers want to profit. So whatever they pay the government, we therefore end up paying anyway, so there is no real benefit to us. If they don't think down that line then what we are really showing is that they are just screwing us twice. Once by saying "Look what we for for you" before throwing it down the drain in Civil Service costs or whatever, then again when we end up paying more anyway so the providers turn a profit.
If my reasoning is flawed, please can you point it out? I am not an economist by any stretch of anyone's imagination.