Norway 5G auction supports rural rollout

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).

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CJEU: Zero rating offers violate network neutrality

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

Croatia awards 5G spectrum to operators

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

ComReg spectrum award announced

Irish telecoms regulator ComReg announced 5G multiband spectrum award. More precisely, it published the information memorandum and starts accepting applications from bidders. This stage follows already after many months of preparations. ComReg will grant licences in the bands 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz. The applications will be accepted until 6 August. … Read more

Sweden completes 5G auction in one day

Swedish auction to award spectrum in the 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz bands began and ended on 19 January 2021. Four successful bidders distributed the spectrum after only four bidding rounds. Total proceeds from the 5G auction amount to SEK 2.3bn. Despite some back and forth administrative actions related to the concerns with cybersecurity and … Read more