The body of European regulators, BEREC, reviewed and updated its guidelines for the open internet, with a particular focus on zero-rating tariffs. Stakeholders have until 14 April 2022 to submit their comments.
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced the results of the spectrum auction in the 3.5 GHz band. Two winners, MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications, gained a 100 MHz block each for the 5G networks rollout. The proceeds from the 5G auction amount to $547.2 million. We at Specure are happy that we could help as an auction system supplier and contribute to the successful process.
Romanian regulator ANCOM published a call for tenders to participate in a spectrum auction in three bands. ANCOM offers a total of 195 MHz in the bands 800 MHz, 2600 MHz and 3400–3800 MHz. Applicants can submit their bids until 15 November 2021. Romanian regulator will impose coverage requirements on the licensees.
The Norwegian telecoms regulator NKOM announced completion of the 5G auction. Four mobile network operators, Altibox, Ice Communication Norge, Telia Norge and Telenor Norge, won licences in the 2.6 GHz and 3.6 GHz spectrum bands. These will serve to roll out 5G networks, especially supported in rural areas. The total price of the licences amounts to NOK 3.89bn (€389m).
The Court of Justice of the European Union, CJEU, published important judgements regarding network neutrality. It responded to two German courts who are deciding disputes between operators and regulators over limitations of zero-rated offers. The CJEU considers zero-rated offers non-compliant with the EU law. Two German courts, the Administrative Court Cologne and the Higher Regional … Read more
Croatian regulator HAKOM announced results of the 5G auction. The bidding started on 12 July 2021. HAKOM issued the licences to operators on 12 August 2021. Total proceeds from the auction amount to HRK 359m (€48m). Specure Auction Platform was used during the award process. Nine bidders competed for national 5G licences in the bands … Read more