Ofcom raises £2.3bn from 4G auction
20 February 2013 Last updated at 18:43 GMT
Broadband like speeds on your smart phone should soon be available to customers on five networks.
The winning bidders are Everything Everywhere; Hutchison 3G UK; Niche Spectrum Ventures, a BT subsidiary; Telefonica (O2); and Vodafone.
They will pay a total of £2.3bn, but the spectrum auction raised around £1bn less than the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) had forecast.
Rory Cellan-Jones reports.