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

Spectrum Auction formats – SMRA vs. CCA

How can governments ensure that spectrum is entrusted to operators who will deliver quality service to the public at a reasonable price? For decades, auctions have been the preferred method for assigning spectrum licenses. When executed well, spectrum auctions promote fairness, transparency and efficiency. In this post, we will look at the most popular spectrum … Read more