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 distribution of spectrum bands has always been quite an important topic for regulators and telecommunication companies. With the transition to the new digital era, which the onset of the global pandemic has also boosted, this issue has become more acute than ever. Technology is evolving, 5G is becoming available to more and more users … Read more